2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Theoretical Physics (THPY)

Department of Physics, College of Physical and Engineering Science

Students may enter this major in Semester 1 or any semester thereafter. A student wishing to declare the major must consult the Faculty 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 Faculty 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] 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 electives
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 electives
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 electives
One of:
PHYS*4500 [0.50] Advanced Physics Laboratory
0.50 electives
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 electives

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