University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Theoretical Physics (THPY)

Department of Physics, College of Physical and Engineering Science.

Any student seeking admission into this specialization who does not have at least a 70% average in the physics and mathematics courses of semesters 1 and 2 must consult with the Departmental Advisor.

Since some of the required courses are not offered every semester, students entering the Major in Theoretical Physics should plan their program in consultation with the Department of Physics Departmental Advisor.

Major (Honours Program)

This major requires the completion of 21.25 credits. At least 1.00 of these credits must be obtained from the completion of Arts and/or Social Science courses.

Semester 1 to 3

The program for the first three semesters is the same as the Major in Physics program.

Semester 4

MATH*2170 [0.50] Differential Equations I

PHYS*2260 [0.50] Experimental Basis of Quantum Physics

PHYS*2450 [0.75] Mechanics II

PHYS*2470 [0.75] Electricity and Magnetism II

One of:*

MATH*2210 [0.50] Advanced Calculus II

0.50 elective

Semester 5

MATH*3100 [0.50] Differential Equations II

PHYS*3100 [0.75] Electronics

PHYS*3230 [0.50] Quantum Mechanics I

PHYS*3240 [0.50] Statistical Physics I

One of:

MATH*2000 [0.50] Set Theory

0.50 elective

Semester 6

MATH*3260 [0.50] Complex Analysis

PHYS*3220 [0.50] Waves and Optics

PHYS*3400 [0.50] Advanced Mechanics

PHYS*3510 [0.50] Intermediate Laboratory

PHYS*4040 [0.50] Quantum Mechanics II

Semester 7

PHYS*4120 [0.50] Atomic and Molecular Physics

PHYS*4180 [0.50] Advanced Electromagnetic Theory

PHYS*4240 [0.50] Statistical Physics II

One 3000 or 4000 level mathematics course or 0.50 elective

One of:

PHYS*4500 [0.50] Advanced Physics Laboratory

0.50 elective

Semester 8

PHYS*4130 [0.50] Subatomic Physics

PHYS*4150 [0.50] Solid State Physics

PHYS*4510 [0.50] Advanced Physics Project

One 3000 or 4000 level mathematics course

0.50 elective

*those not taking MATH*2210 in Semester 4 must consult the Department of Physics Departmental Advisor

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