Introductory Physics I
is a non-calculus based introduction to mechanics.
CO: Mathematics 1090
PR: Level III Advanced Mathematics or Mathematics 1090. It is recommended that students have completed at least one of level II and level III high school physics courses, however this course may be completed by someone who has no physics background provided some extra effort is made.
Introductory Physics II
is a non-calculus based introduction to fluids, wave motion, light, optics, electricity and magnetism.
CO: Mathematics 1000
OR: optional tutorials will be available, on average one hour per week
General Physics I: Mechanics
is a calculus based introduction to mechanics. The course will emphasize problem solving.
CO: Mathematics 1000
PR: Mathematics 1000, which may be taken concurrently
General Physics II: Oscillations, Waves, Electromagnetism
is a calculus based introduction to oscillations, wave motion, physical optics and electromagnetism.
CO: Mathematics 1001
CR: Physics 1021
General Physics VI: Modern Physics
is special relativity, quanta of light, atomic structure and spectral lines, quantum structure of atoms and molecules, nuclei and elementary particles.
CO: Mathematics 1001 and Physics 1051
CR: Physics 2750
Experimental and Computational Physics
is laboratory techniques, including experimental method and design. Data analysis, including application of statistics to experimental physics. Numerical analysis using Maple, and an introduction to modelling in physics. Topics are introduced through experiments, complementary lectures, and library research of some of the great experiments of physics.
CO: Mathematics 2050
PR: Physics 1051 (or Physics 2054), Mathematics 1001, and Mathematics 2050. Students who have completed Physics 1020/1021 will be allowed to register for Physics 2065 with the permission of the Instructor and the Program Chair.
Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics
is atomic structure and spectra. The sun: radiation, energetics, magnetic field. Stars: distance, velocity, size, atmospheres, interiors. Variable stars, multiple stars, clusters and stellar associations. Stellar evolution, interstellar matter, structure of the Milky Way Galaxy. Exterior galaxies, quasi-stellar objects, pulsars. Cosmology.
PR: six credit hours in Mathematics at the first year level
Electricity and Magnetism
is point charges; Coulomb's law; electrostatic field and potential; Gauss' law; conductors; magnetostatics; Ampere's law; Biot-Savart law; dielectric and magnetic materials; electrostatic and magnetostatic energy; Lorentz force; time varying fields; Faraday's law; Lenz's law; Maxwell's equations.
CO: Applied Mathematics 3260
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
is the physics and mathematics of stars and galaxies. Orbits and the two-body problem, radiation and matter, theory of stellar atmospheres, structure and evolution of stars. Galaxies: Morphology and kinematics. Milky Way kinematics and structure, large-scale star formation, the distribution of interstellar matter in galaxies. Starburst and active galaxies. An introduction to cosmology.