Physics courses are designated by PHYS.

1020

Introductory Physics I

is a non-calculus based introduction to mechanics.

CO: Mathematics 1090

CR: PHYS 1050

LH: 3

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.

1021

Introductory Physics II

is a non-calculus based introduction to fluids, wave motion, light, optics, electricity and magnetism.

CO: Mathematics 1000

LH: 3

1050

General Physics I: Mechanics

is a calculus based introduction to mechanics. The course will emphasize problem solving.

CO: Mathematics 1000

CR: PHYS 1020

LH: 3

PR: Mathematics 1000, which may be taken concurrently

1051

General Physics II: Oscillations, Waves, Electromagnetism

is a calculus based introduction to oscillations, wave motion, physical optics and electromagnetism.

CO: Mathematics 1001

LH: 3

PR: PHYS 1050 or PHYS 1021 or PHYS 1020 (with a minimum grade of 65%) and Mathematics 1001.

2056

General Physics VI: Modern Physics

(W)

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 PHYS 1051

CR: PHYS 2750

LH: 3

PR: Mathematics 1001, PHYS 1050 (or PHYS 1020 and PHYS 1021), and PHYS 1051.

2065

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

LH: 3

PR: PHYS 1051 (or the former PHYS 2054), Mathematics 1001, and Mathematics 2050. Students who have completed PHYS 1020/1021 will be allowed to register for PHYS 2065 with the permission of the Instructor and the Program Chair.

2151

Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics

(W)

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

2553

Introduction to Analog and Digital Electronics

covers the basics of the analog and digital electronics; direct current circuits, capacitors and inductors, alternating currents, test equipment and measurement, transducers, diodes and transistors, introduction to operational amplifiers, digital basics, digital circuitry and digital analog I/O. This course is a combined lecture/laboratory course with two three-hour sessions scheduled per week.

3060

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: Mathematics 3260

LH: 3

3160

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.

PR: PHYS 2056, 2151 and Mathematics 2000. PHYS 3220 is recommended.

3220

Classical Mechanics I

is kinematics and dynamics of a particle. Moving reference systems. Celestial mechanics. Systems of particles.

CO: Mathematics 3260

3820

Mathematical Physics II

examines the functions of a complex variable; residue calculus. Introduction to Cartesian tensor analysis. Matrix eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Diagonalization of tensors. Matrix formulation of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanical spin. Vector differential operators in curvilinear coordinate systems. Partial differential equations of Mathematical Physics and boundary value problems; derivation of the classical equations, separation of variables; Helmholtz equation in spherical polar coordinates.