Physics and Biological Sciences
Honours
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

PHYS 2P31 and 2P51 

one of PHYS 3P20, 3P35, 3P70 

one BIOL credit 

one BIOL credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 3(alpha)99 or one PHYS credit numbered 2(alpha)90 to 3(alpha)99 

one and onehalf elective credits 
Year 4
Pass Program
Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.
Physics and Computer Science
Honours
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Physics and Mathematics
Honours
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Physics and Chemistry
Consult the Chemistry entry for a listing of program requirements.
Physics and Great Books/Liberal Studies (Honours only)
Consult the Great Books/Liberal Studies entry for listing of program requirements.


Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met.
Astronomy
ASTR 1F00
Introduction to Astronomy
Topics include a description of the appearance of the night sky, the properties of the sun and stars and a discussion of the planets of the solar system, galaxies, history of astronomy and the properties of some unusual astronomical objects such as pulsars and black holes.
Lectures, 3 hours per week.
Physics
PHYS 1P21
Mechanics and Waves
Kinematics, Newton's laws and their applications to equilibrium and dynamics with examples from biomechanics; waves and sound.
Lectures, 3 hours per week; tutorial, 1 hour per week.
Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade in PHYS 1F20, 1F25 and 1F90.
PHYS 1P22
Electromagnetism, Optics and Modern Physics
Charges and fields, electric currents and circuits, optics and elements of modern physics.
Lectures, 3 hours per week; tutorial, 2 hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 1P21.
Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade in PHYS 1F20, 1F25 and 1F90.
PHYS 1P23
Fluids, Heat and Light
Fluids in equilibrium, surface tension and capillary action; fluids in motion, viscosity and turbulent flow. Heat and temperature, elements of kinetic theory and the laws of thermodynamics. Electromagnetic waves and wave nature of light.
Lectures, 3 hours per week; tutorial, 2 hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 1P21.
Note: OEVI students may register without the prerequisite.
Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade in PHYS 1P10.
PHYS 1P91
Mechanics and Waves with Laboratory
Combination of lectures and tutorials in PHYS 1P21 with a laboratory session.
Lectures, 3 hours per week; tutorial, 1 hour per week; lab, alternating weeks, 3 hours per week.
Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade in PHYS 1F20, 1F25 and 1F90.
PHYS 1P92
Electromagnetism, Optics and Modern Physics with Laboratory
Combination of lectures and tutorials in PHYS 1P22 with a laboratory session.
Lectures, 3 hours per week; tutorial, 2 hours per week; lab, alternating weeks, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 1P91.
Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade in PHYS 1F20, 1F25 and 1F90.
PHYS 1P93
Fluids, Heat and Light with Laboratory
Combination of lectures and tutorials in PHYS 1P23 with a laboratory session.
Lectures, 3 hours per week; tutorial, 2 hours per week; lab, alternating weeks, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 1P91 or permission of the instructor.
Note: OEVI students may register without the prerequisite.
Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade in PHYS 1P10.
PHYS 2P20
Introductory Mechanics
Mechanics of particles and systems of particles by the Newtonian method; conservation of linear momentum, angular momentum and energy; elementary dynamics of rigid bodies; oscillators; motion under central forces; selected applications.
Lectures, problem sessions, 3 hours per week; lab, tutorial, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1P21 or 1P91 (recommended); one of PHYS 1P22, 1P23, 1P92 (recommended), 1P93 (one of PHYS 1F20, 1F25, 1F90); MATH 1P01 (1P93) and 1P02 (1P94).
PHYS 2P31
Electronics I
Conduction in metals and semiconductors; circuit analysis; semiconductor junction, diode and transistor; rectification, switching and amplification; operational amplifiers, active filters; laboratory instruments.
Lectures, lab, 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1P21 or 1P91 (recommended); one of PHYS 1P22, 1P23, 1P92 (recommended), 1P93 (one of PHYS 1F20, 1F25, 1F90); one MATH credit or permission of the instructor.
Note: no previous course in electricity/magnetism/electronics is required. Secondary school algebra and some basic calculus will be used in the quantitative sections.
PHYS 2P32
Electronics II
Principles of digital electronics; combinatorial logic and circuits; sequential circuits, counters; digital computing and control; analogtodigital conversion; signal sampling; elements of computational science.
Lectures, lab, 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1P21 or 1P91 (recommended); one of PHYS 1P22, 1P23, 1P92 (recommended), 1P93; one MATH credit or permission of the instructor.
Note: prior credit in PHYS 2P31 is recommended.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PHYS 2P92.
PHYS 2P50
Modern Physics
Special relativity, photons, the waveparticle aspects of electromagnetic radiation and matter; introduction to wave mechanics; the hydrogen atom and atomic line spectra; orbital and spin angular momenta; lasers.
Lectures, tutorial, 4 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1P21 or 1P91 (recommended); one of PHYS 1P22, 1P23, 1P92 (recommended), 1P93 (one of PHYS 1F20, 1F25, 1F90); MATH 1P01 (1P93) and 1P02 (1P94).
PHYS 2P51
Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics
Geometrical and wave optics, reflection, refraction, lenses, matrix methods, aberrations, gradient index phenomena including fibre optics, interference, coherence, holography, Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction, polarization.
Lectures, lab, 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1P21 or 1P91 (recommended); one of PHYS 1P22, 1P23, 1P92 (recommended), 1P93 (one of PHYS 1F20, 1F25, 1F90); MATH 1P01(1P93) and 1P02 (1P94).
PHYS 3P20
Classical Mechanics
Advanced treatment of the mechanics of particles and of rigid bodies; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods; Poisson brackets, applications to the theory of small oscillators and central force motions, elements of chaotic motions.
Lectures, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2P20; MATH 2F05, or MATH 2P03 and 2P08.
PHYS 3P35
Electromagnetism I
Electric field, divergence and curl of electrostatic field; relation between electric work and energy; conductors; application of Laplace's and Poisson's equation in electrostatics; electrostatic field in matter; field in polarized object and linear dielectric.
Lectures, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 2F05, or MATH 2P03 and 2P08.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PHYS 2P30.
PHYS 3P36
Electromagnetism II
Magnetostatics, divergence and curl of magnetic field; magnetic vector potential; magnetic field in matter; magnetization; field of magnetic object; magnetic field inside of linear and nonlinear media; electrodynamics; Ohm's law; Faraday's law and Maxwell equations; energy and momentum in electrodynamics; electromagnetic waves.
Lectures, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 3P35.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PHYS 3P30.
PHYS 3P41
Statistical Physics I
Introduction to probability distribution functions, accessible states, entropy, temperature, partition functions and relations to thermodynamic functions.
Lectures, 3 hours per week; tutorial, 1 hour per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 2P50.
PHYS 3P70
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Wave particle dualism, Schrodinger equation, solution of simple onedimensional barrier problems and the harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom, angular momentum theory, introduction to perturbation theory and variational methods.
Lectures, lab/problem sessions, 4 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2P50; MATH 2F05, or MATH 2P03 and 2P08.
PHYS 3P91
Experimental Physics I
Laboratory experiments to be selected from atomic physics, nuclear physics, solid state physics.
Lab, 1 day per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2P50 or permission of the instructor.
PHYS 3P92
Experimental Physics (Electronics) II
Operational amplifiers, converters, switches, microcomputers and their application to physical measurements.
Lab, 1 day per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 2P31 or permission of the instructor.
PHYS 3P93
SolidState Devices
Principles of operation of solidstate devices, from the point of view of the quantum theory; electronic bands and conduction in semiconductors; operation and manufacture of silicon and germanium diodes, junction and field effect transistors; thinfilm deposition technology; special topics.
Lectures, lab, 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 3P70.
PHYS 4F90
Research Project I
Small experimental, theoretical or applied physics research project to be carried out under the supervision of a member of the department.
Restriction: open to PHYS (single or combined) and CAST majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits, a minimum70 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent nonmajor average or approval to year 4 (honours).
Note: the project may, under special circumstances, be started in the summer months. Students must consult with the Department Chair regarding their proposed program during the first week of lectures.
PHYS 4F91
Research Project II
Small experimental, theoretical or applied physics research project to be carried out under the supervision of a member of the department.
Restriction: open to PHYS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits, a minimum 70 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent nonmajor average or approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the department.
Prerequisite: PHYS 4F90.
Note: the project may, under special circumstances, be started in the summer months. Students must consult with the Department Chair regarding their proposed program during the first week of lectures. PHYS 4F90 and 4F91 may be taken concurrently.
PHYS 4P30
Electromagnetic Waves
Electromagnetic wave propagation in vacuum, dielectrics, conductors and ionized gases; reflection, refraction, polarization at the plane boundary between two media; wave guide and transmission line propagation; dipole and quadrupole radiation fields; antenna systems; electromagnetic radiation pressure; transformation of the electromagnetic fields.
Lectures, problem sessions, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 3P35, 3P36, MATH 3P08 and 3P09 (3F94).
PHYS 4P41
Statistical Physics II
Fundamental postulates, equilibrium statistical mechanics and its relation to thermodynamics. MaxwellBoltzmann, BoseEinstein and FermiDirac statistics are derived and applied in appropriate physical situations of noninteracting and interacting particles; fluctuations; elementary treatment of transport theory.
Lectures, 3 hours per week; tutorial, 1 hour per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 3P41, 3P70, MATH 3P08 and 3P09 (3F94).
PHYS 4P51
Quantum Mechanics I
Postulates about states, observables, probabilities, change of state in a measurement, and time evolution. Dirac's bra and ket notation; representation and transformation theory. Twolevel systems. Complete set of commuting observables and classification of states. Symmetries and their usage in classification of states.
Lectures, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 3P70, MATH 3P08 and 3P09.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PHYS 4F50.
PHYS 4P52
Quantum Mechanics II
Operator methods in quantum mechanics, charged particles in electromagnetic field, angular momentum, variational method, timeindependent and timedependent perturbation theories, theory of scattering.
Lectures, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 3P70, MATH 3P08 and 3P09.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PHYS 4F50.
PHYS 4P61
Nuclear Physics
Intrinsic properties of nuclei, nuclear binding energy; qualitative treatment of shell model; alpha, beta and gamma radioactivities, nuclear fission, characteristics of nuclear reactions.
Lectures, problem sessions, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2P50 and 3P70.
PHYS 4P70
Condensed Matter Physics I
Crystal structures and crystal binding; the vibration of atoms in solids and the thermodynamics of solids; introduction to transport properties of solids.
Lectures, 3 hours per week; tutorial, 1 hour per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 3P70.
PHYS 4P71
Condensed Matter Physics II
Energy bands in metals and semiconductors, dynamics of electrons, Fermi surfaces and transport properties of solids, magnetism, screening in electron gas, optical properties.
Lectures, 3 hours per week; tutorial, 1 hour per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 4P70.
PHYS 4P92
Advanced Electronics Laboratory
Families of logic devices, selection and implementation techniques; synchronous and asynchronous sequential circuits; safety and physical constraints; programmable array logic designs; digital signal processing, optoelectronics; CAD; circuit layout.
Lab, 1 day per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 3P92.
Note: completion of a project from design to a working device is required.
PHYS 4V804V89
Special Topics
Examples of topics are relativity and cosmology; surface physics and electronic states in ordered and disordered systems.
Lectures, problem sessions, 4 hours per week.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in PHYS 4P80.
COOP COURSES
PHYS 0N01
Coop Work Placement I
First coop placement (4 months) with an approved employer.
Restriction: open to PHYS Coop students.
PHYS 0N02
Coop Work Placement II
Second coop placement (4 months) with an approved employer.
Restriction: open to PHYS Coop students.
PHYS 0N03
Coop Work Placement III
Third coop placement (4 months) with an approved employer.
Restriction: open to PHYS Coop students.
PHYS 0N04
Coop Work Placement IV
Coop placement (4 months) with an approved employer.
Restriction: open to PHYS Coop students.
PHYS 0N05
Coop Work Placement V
Coop placement (4 months) with an approved employer.
Restriction: open to PHYS Coop students.

