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Department of Physics Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2017

Applied Physics Honours

Bachelor of Science

This bachelor of science (BSc) honours program offers a solid physics background combined with an extensive introduction to the applied aspects necessary for high technology careers.

Minimum Grade Requirement

Students wishing to enrol in physics courses must obtain a C- grade or better in prerequisite courses.

Program Requirements

Students complete 121 units, as specified below.

Students should enrol in the co-operative education program to acquire valuable industrial experience.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum total of 55 units, including all of

CHEM 126 - General Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Experiments in chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, qualitative analysis, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 121. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA04 Sophie Lavieri
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA06 Sophie Lavieri
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
MATH 251 - Calculus III (3)

Rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Vectors, lines, planes, cylinders, quadric surfaces. Vector functions, curves, motion in space. Differential and integral calculus of several variables. Vector fields, line integrals, fundamental theorem for line integrals, Green's theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 152; or MATH 155 or MATH 158 with a grade of at least B. Recommended: It is recommended that MATH 240 or 232 be taken before or concurrently with MATH 251. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Weiran Sun
Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D200 Zirui Zhou
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 3090, Surrey
OP01
TBD
OP02
TBD
MATH 252 - Vector Calculus (3)

Vector calculus, divergence, gradient and curl; line, surface and volume integrals; conservative fields, theorems of Gauss, Green and Stokes; general curvilinear coordinates and tensor notation. Introduction to orthogonality of functions, orthogonal polynomials and Fourier series. Prerequisite: MATH 240 or 232, and 251. MATH 240 or 232 may be taken concurrently. Students with credit for MATH 254 may not take MATH 252 for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 132 - Physics Laboratory I (1) *

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in mechanics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Corequisite: PHYS 120 or 125. Students with credit for PHYS 130, 131, or 140 may not take PHYS 132 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Michael Chen
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby
PHYS 133 - Physics Laboratory II (1) *

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in electromagnetism and optics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Prerequisite: PHYS 132 or 140 or ENSC 120 (no substitutions). Corequisite: PHYS 121 or 126. Students with credit for PHYS 130, 131, or 141 may not take PHYS 133 for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 201 - Physics Undergraduate Seminar (1)

A seminar to expose students majoring in any Physics program to opportunities available with a physics degree. Seminar will include invited speakers, group discussions, and student presentations on topics including modern physics research, industrial physics, career opportunities, and communication and other professional skills. May be repeated once for credit. Graded as pass/fail (P/F). Prerequisite: PHYS 121 or 126 or PHYS 141, (or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B).

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nancy Forde
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 4130, Burnaby
PHYS 211 - Intermediate Mechanics (3)

An intermediate mechanics course covering kinematics, dynamics, calculus of variations and Lagrange's equations, non-inertial reference frames, central forces and orbits, and rigid body motion. Prerequisite: PHYS 126 or 121 or 141, with a minimum grade of C- (or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B). Corequisite: MATH 251; MATH 232 or 240. Recommended: MATH 310 and PHYS 255. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Malcolm Kennett
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D104
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
PHYS 231 - Physics Laboratory III (3)

Introduction to modern techniques in experimental physics, including computer-aided data acquisition, electronics, control theory, and statistical data analysis. Prerequisite: PHYS 130, 133 or 141 (no substitutions). Co-requisite: PHYS 255. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Erol Girt
Simon Watkins
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCP 9423, Burnaby
D200 Erol Girt
Simon Watkins
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCP 9423, Burnaby
LA01 Erol Girt
Simon Watkins
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 9423, Burnaby
LA22 Erol Girt
Simon Watkins
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 9423, Burnaby
PHYS 233 - Physics Laboratory IV (2)

Statistical data analysis, experimental design and scientific communication, studied in the context of experiments spanning a range of physical systems. Prerequisite: PHYS 231 or ENSC 280. Quantitative.

PHYS 255 - Vibrations and Waves (3)

The physics of vibrations and waves. Topics include periodic motion, including free and forced oscillations, coupled oscillators, normal modes, and waves in one and higher dimensions. Prerequisite: PHYS 126 or 121 or 141 with a minimum C- grade; or PHYS 101 and 102 with a grade of B or better. Corequisite: MATH 251; MATH 232 or 240. Recommended concurrent: PHYS 211 and MATH 310. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Haljan
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
D101
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
PHYS 285 - Introduction to Relativity and Quantum Mechanics (3)

Special relativity, including relativistic kinematics and dynamics; tests of relativity; matter waves and early quantum models; wave mechanics and its application to molecular, atomic and subatomic systems. Prerequisite: PHYS 255, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

and one of

CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: BC high school chemistry 12 or CHEM 109 or CHEM 111. Students may not count both CHEM 120 and 121 for credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Leznoff
Jeffrey Warren
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D103
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6206, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6206, Burnaby
D105
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D106
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D107
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D108
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
D109
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
D110
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
D111
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6206, Burnaby
D112
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6206, Burnaby
D113
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D114
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D115
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D116
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D117
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D200 Daniel Leznoff
Jeffrey Warren
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D201
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D203
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D204
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D205
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6206, Burnaby
D206
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D207
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D208
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D300 Uwe Kreis
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
D301
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D302
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D303
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D304
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D305
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D400 Uwe Kreis
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 2600, Surrey
D401
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 5360, Surrey
LA03
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA04 Julie Lunniss
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA05
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA06 Julie Lunniss
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB03
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB04 Julie Lunniss
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB05
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB06
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB13 Julie Lunniss
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB14 Julie Lunniss
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB15 Julie Lunniss
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB16 Julie Lunniss
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LC01
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LC02
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LC03
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LC04
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LC05 James Zhou
We 10:00 AM – 1:50 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LE01
TBD
LE02
TBD
LE03
TBD
CHEM 123 - Enriched Chemistry I and Laboratory (4)

An enriched chemistry course, covering atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases, liquids, solids, and solutions, focusing on current chemistry research and applications. The topics will be covered with more sophistication than in other 1st year chemistry courses, and thus a thorough mastery of high-school chemistry will be assumed. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: By permission of the Department. BC high school chemistry 12 or CHEM 111. Students may not count more than one of CHEM 120, 121 or 123 for credit. Recommended: MATH 125 (or 151 or 154) and PHYS 125 (or 120 or 101) as a corequisite. Quantitative.

and one of

CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (2)

Chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 122 concurrently with CHEM 126. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 or 120. Recommended: MATH 152 (or 155) and PHYS 121 (or 102) as a corequisite. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Bennet
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D102
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6206, Burnaby
D103
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D104
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D105
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D106
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D107
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D108
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D109
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D110
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D111
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
CHEM 124 - Enriched Chemistry II (3)

An enriched chemistry course, covering chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics, energy and nuclear science, focusing on current chemistry research and applications. The topics will be covered with more sophistication than in other 1st year chemistry courses, and thus a thorough mastery of high-school chemistry will be assumed. Prerequisite: CHEM 123; or CHEM 121 (or 120) and permission of the Department. Students may not count more than one of CHEM 122 or 124 for credit. Corequisite: Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 124 concurrently with CHEM 126. Recommended: MATH 126 (or 152 or 155) and PHYS 126 (or 121 or 102) as a corequisite. Quantitative.

and one of

MATH 125 - Introduction to Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences-l (3)

Review of limits and differentiation. Complex numbers and link to polar coordinates. Mathematics of kinematics, including vectors and parametrics curves. Area and Riemann sums. Definite and indefinite integration. Fundamental Theorems of Calculus. Techniques of integration and approximation of integrals. Series and tests of convergence. Taylor series. Solution of first and constant-coefficient second order ODE. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or MATH 151 or MATH 154 with a grade of at least B or IB Mathematics HL with a score of 6 or better or AP Calculus AB or BC with a grade of at least 4, or BC Calculus 12 and a pass on the Calculus Challenge Exam. And Permission of the Department. Recommended corequisite: Physics 125.

MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amelie Trotignon
Mo, Tu, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D200 Randall Pyke
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3170, Surrey
SUR 3170, Surrey
OP01
TBD
OP02
TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jamie Mulholland
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D200 Zhaosong Lu
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 3310, Surrey
OPO1
TBD
OPO2
TBD

and one of

MATH 126 - Introduction to Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences-ll (3)

Partial differentiation and applications. Taylor series of functions of two variables. Method of characteristics for 1-D transport and wave equations. Similarity solutions including plane waves, traveling waves and scaling solutions, with applications in the physical sciences. Introduction to vector calculus, including differentiation, decompositions via potentials. Curvilinear coordinate systems. Multivariate integration, including Green's, the Stokes and the Divergence theorem. Introduction to abstract vector spaces. Linear independence. Inner products and orthogonality. Fourier Series. Prerequisite: A grade of C+ or higher in Math 125 or Math 152. And Permission of the Department. Recommended corequisite: Physics 126.

MATH 152 - Calculus II (3)

Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations and growth models. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence and applications of power series. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151; or MATH 154 or 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 155 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tom Archibald
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

and one of

MATH 232 - Applied Linear Algebra (3)

Linear equations, matrices, determinants. Introduction to vector spaces and linear transformations and bases. Complex numbers. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization. Inner products and orthogonality; least squares problems. An emphasis on applications involving matrix and vector calculations. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151; or MACM 101; or MATH 154 or 157, both with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 240 make not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ladislav Stacho
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
DFA 300, Burnaby
D200 Tamon Stephen
Mo, We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3310, Surrey
OP01
TBD
OP02
TBD
MATH 240 - Algebra I: Linear Algebra (3)

Linear equations, matrices, determinants. Real and abstract vector spaces, subspaces and linear transformations; basis and change of basis. Complex numbers. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization. Inner products and orthogonality; least squares problems. Applications. Subject is presented with an abstract emphasis and includes proofs of the basic theorems. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151; or MACM 101; or MATH 154 or 157, both with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 232 cannot take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Imin Chen
Mo, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1010, Burnaby
ASB 10900, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

and one of

PHYS 120 - Mechanics and Modern Physics (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sarah Johnson
Michel Vetterli
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D102
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D103
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D104
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D107
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D108
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D109
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D110
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D113
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D114
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D115
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D116
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D119
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
PHYS 125 - Mechanics and Special Relativity (3) +

An enriched course in mechanics for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Special relativity and classical topics such as translational and rotational dynamics and conservation laws will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first-year courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Co-requisite: MATH 125 or MATH 151. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 120 or PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 125 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Howard Trottier
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
PHYS 140 - Studio Physics - Mechanics and Modern Physics (4) *

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12, or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 125 or 120 or 101 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Neil Alberding
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
D101 Neil Alberding
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
D200 Neil Alberding
Mo, We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
D201 Neil Alberding
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
LA01 Neil Alberding
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
LA02 Neil Alberding
We, Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey

and one of

PHYS 121 - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or 125 or 140 (or PHYS 101 with a grade of A or B). Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 102, 126 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

PHYS 126 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light (3) +

An enriched course in electromagnetism for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Classical topics such as waves, electricity and magnetism, as well as wave particle duality and the birth of Quantum Mechanics, will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first year courses. Prerequisite: PHYS 125 and permission of the department. Co-requisite: MATH 126 or MATH 152. Students with credit in PHYS 102, 121 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 141 - Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (4) *

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or PHYS 125 or PHYS 140, with a minimum grade of C- (or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B). Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 126 or 121 or 102 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

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MACM 101 - Discrete Mathematics I (3)

Introduction to counting, induction, automata theory, formal reasoning, modular arithmetic. Prerequisite: BC Math 12 (or equivalent), or any of MATH 100, 150, 151, 154, 157. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrei Bulatov
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
DFA 300, Burnaby
D101 Andrei Bulatov
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D102 Andrei Bulatov
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D103 Andrei Bulatov
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D104 Andrei Bulatov
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D105 Andrei Bulatov
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D106 Andrei Bulatov
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D107 Andrei Bulatov
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D108 Andrei Bulatov
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D200 Kay C Wiese
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3310, Surrey
D201 Kay C Wiese
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3290, Surrey
D202 Kay C Wiese
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3290, Surrey
D203 Kay C Wiese
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3290, Surrey
D204 Kay C Wiese
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3290, Surrey
CMPT 102 - Introduction to Scientific Computer Programming (3)

A programming course which will provide the science student with a working knowledge of a scientific programming language and an introduction to computing concepts, structured programming, and modular design. The student will also gain knowledge in the use of programming environments including the use of numerical algorithm packages. Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 (or 158). Students with credit for CMPT 120, 128, 130 or 166 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken CMPT 125, 129 or 135 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brian Funt
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
CMPT 120 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming I (3)

An elementary introduction to computing science and computer programming, suitable for students with little or no programming background. Students will learn fundamental concepts and terminology of computing science, acquire elementary skills for programming in a high-level language and be exposed to diverse fields within, and applications of computing science. Topics will include: pseudocode, data types and control structures, fundamental algorithms, computability and complexity, computer architecture, and history of computing science. Treatment is informal and programming is presented as a problem-solving tool. Prerequisite: BC Math 12 or equivalent is recommended. Students with credit for CMPT 102, 128, 130 or 166 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken CMPT 125, 129, 130 or 135 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Diana Cukierman
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Diana Cukierman
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D102 Diana Cukierman
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D103 Diana Cukierman
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D104 Diana Cukierman
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D105 Diana Cukierman
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D106 Diana Cukierman
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D107 Diana Cukierman
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D108 Diana Cukierman
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D200 Diana Cukierman
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D201 Diana Cukierman
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D202 Diana Cukierman
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D203 Diana Cukierman
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D204 Diana Cukierman
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D205 Diana Cukierman
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D206 Diana Cukierman
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D207 Diana Cukierman
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D208 Diana Cukierman
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
CMPT 125 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming II (3)

A rigorous introduction to computing science and computer programming, suitable for students who already have some background in computing science and programming. Intended for students who will major in computing science or a related program. Topics include: fundamental algorithms; elements of empirical and theoretical algorithmics; abstract data types and elementary data structures; basic object-oriented programming and software design; computation and computability; specification and program correctness; and history of computing science. Prerequisite: CMPT120. Co-requisite: CMPT127. Students with credit for CMPT 126, 129, 135 or CMPT 200 or higher may not take for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chun Chan
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
CMPT 127 - Computing Laboratory (3)

Builds on CMPT 120 to give a hands-on introduction to programming in C and C++, the basics of program design, essential algorithms and data structures. Guided labs teach the standard tools and students exploit these ideas to create software that works. To be taken in parallel with CMPT 125. Prerequisite: CMPT 120 or CMPT 128 or CMPT 130. Corequisite CMPT 125.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Richard Vaughan
We 10:30 AM – 1:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D200 Richard Vaughan
We 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D300 Richard Vaughan
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
CMPT 128 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming for Engineers (3)

An introduction to computing science and computer programming, suitable for students wishing to major in Engineering Science or a related program. This course introduces basic computing science concepts, and fundamentals of object oriented programming. Topics include: fundamental algorithms and problem solving; abstract data types and elementary data structures; basic object-oriented programming and software design; elements of empirical and theoretical algorithmics; computation and computability; specification and program correctness; and history of computing science. The course will use a programming language commonly used in Engineering Science. Prerequisite: BC Math 12 (or equivalent, or any of MATH 100, 150, 151, 154, or 157). Students with credit for CMPT 102, 120, 130 or 166 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken CMPT 125, 129, 135, or CMPT 200 or higher first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ghassan Hamarneh
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Ghassan Hamarneh
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D102 Ghassan Hamarneh
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D103 Ghassan Hamarneh
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D104 Ghassan Hamarneh
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D105 Ghassan Hamarneh
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D106 Ghassan Hamarneh
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D200 Liaqat Ali
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
AQ 3003, Burnaby
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D201 Liaqat Ali
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D202 Liaqat Ali
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D203 Liaqat Ali
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby
D204 Liaqat Ali
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
ASB 9838, Burnaby

or any 200-level CMPT course

* students with credit for PHYS 140 and 141 are not required to complete PHYS 132 or 133

+ recommended

Upper Division Requirements 

Students have the option of various specialized upper division courses, as shown below.

Students complete a minimum total of 53 units, including all of

MATH 310 - Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (3)

First-order differential equations, second- and higher-order linear equations, series solutions, introduction to Laplace transform, systems and numerical methods, applications in the physical, biological and social sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 152; or MATH 155/158 with a grade of at least B, MATH 232 or 240. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D101
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
D102
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2740, Surrey
D103
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2740, Surrey
E100 Brenda Davison
Mo, We 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
E101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
E102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
E103
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
E104
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
E105
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
E106
Mo 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
PHYS 321 - Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism (3)

Development and application of Maxwell's equations in vector differential form. Notation and theorems of vector calculus; electric charge, fields, potentials, capacitance and field energy; conductors; methods for solving electrostatic problems; electric fields in matter; electrical current and the magnetic field; Ampere's law and the vector potential; magnetic fields in matter; electromotive force, electrical resistance, Faraday's law and inductance; Maxwell's correction to Ampere's law and electromagnetic waves. Prerequisite: PHYS 121 or 126 or 141 (or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B); MATH 252 or 254; MATH 310, with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for PHYS 221 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 326 - Electronics and Instrumentation (4)

Circuits and circuit theory, passive and active devices, amplifiers, feedback, modern measurement techniques and instrumentation. Prerequisite: PHYS 231 and 255, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

PHYS 332W - Optics Laboratory (4)

Experiments in optics and modern physics, including diffraction, interference, spectroscopy, lasers and holography. Engineering Science students will do a selected set of experiments. Prerequisite: PHYS 233 and 285, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for PHYS 332 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Barbara Frisken
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCP 8446, Burnaby
D101
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCP 8446, Burnaby
LA01
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 9413, Burnaby
PHYS 344 - Thermal Physics (3)

Heat, temperature, heat transfer, kinetic theory, laws of thermodynamics, entropy, heat engines, applications of thermodynamics to special systems, phase transitions. Prerequisite: PHYS 126 or PHYS 121 or PHYS 141, MATH 251. Quantitative.

PHYS 384 - Methods of Theoretical Physics I (3)

Applications of mathematical methods in physics, differential equations of physics, eigenvalue problems, solutions to wave equations. Prerequisite: MATH 252 or 254; MATH 310; PHYS 255 or ENSC 320, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: PHYS 211. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Malcolm Kennett
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D101
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
PHYS 385 - Quantum Mechanics I (3)

Wave mechanics and the Schroedinger equation, the harmonic oscillator, introduction to Dirac notation, angular momentum and spin, the hydrogen atom, atomic structure, time-independent perturbation theory, atomic spectra, and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 252 or 254; PHYS 285 or ENSC 380 or CHEM 260, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: PHYS 211; MATH 310. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Igor Herbut
Mo, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D101
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1011, Burnaby
PHYS 421 - Electromagnetic Waves (3)

A continuation of PHYS 321: properties of electromagnetic waves and their interaction with matter. Transmission lines and waveguides; antennas, radiation and scattering; propagation of electromagnetic waves in free space and in matter; reflection and refraction at boundaries; polarization, interference and diffraction. Prerequisite: PHYS 321 (no substitution); PHYS 255 or ENSC 380. Students with credit for PHYS 324 or 425 may not take PHYS 421 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Eundeok Mun
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D104
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
PHYS 431 - Advanced Physics Laboratory I (4)

Advanced experiments in Physics. May include special projects. Prerequisite: PHYS 385 and either PHYS 332 or (PHYS 326 and 465), with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Mike Hayden
Tu, Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 8446, Burnaby
PHYS 432 - Undergraduate Honours Thesis (6) ++

Undergraduate research and preparation of an honours thesis over two consecutive semesters. The research project may be in experimental or theoretical physics. Prospective students must obtain agreement of a faculty member willing to supervise the project. Prerequisite: All students interested in taking this course must consult with their faculty supervisor regarding prerequisites.

and a minimum of 17 additional units chosen from

CHEM 340 - Materials Chemistry (3)

Bonding in solid state materials. Introduction to symmetry and its applications in materials science. Structure and physical properties of solid state materials. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units in a science or applied science program, including first year chemistry, physics and calculus. Quantitative.

ENSC 426 - High Frequency Electronics (4)

Transmission lines and waveguides, microwave devices, travelling wave devices. An introduction to the theory of radiation, antennae and wave propagation, and microwave scattering theory. The design of complete communication systems incorporating microwave, optical and satellite channels. Laboratory work is included in this course.Physics students with credit for PHYS 326 and PHYS 421 may take this course with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: Completion of 80 units including (ENSC 416 or PHYS 421) and ENSC 325.

ENSC 495 - Introduction to Microelectronic Fabrication (4) **

Lectures provide the theory of integrated circuit fabrication. Students fabricate diodes, transistors and test structures in the laboratory. Topics: clean room practice, thermal oxidation and diffusion, photolithography, thin film deposition, etching, ion implantation, packaging, CMOS and bipolar processes. Prerequisite: ENSC 225 or ENSC 226 or MSE 251 or PHYS 365, and permission of the instructor and a minimum of 80 units. Enrolment in this course is by application only.

NUSC 341 - Introduction to Radiochemistry (3)

Brief description of the nucleus and its decays and reactions; interaction of radiation with matter; nuclear instrumentation; radioisotopes in chemistry; activation analysis and related analytical techniques; other applications of nuclear techniques; nuclear reactors and nuclear fusion. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units in a science program, including first year calculus, chemistry and physics. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Corina Andreoiu
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D101 Corina Andreoiu
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
NUSC 346 - Radiochemistry Laboratory (2)

Introduction to the techniques of radiochemistry; proportional and Geiger counters; sample preparations and half-life measurement; synthesis and separation of labelled compounds; beta and gamma-ray spectroscopy. Prerequisite: NUSC 341. Quantitative.

PHYS 365 - Semiconductor Device Physics (3)

Structure and properties of semiconductors, semiconductor theory, theory and operation of semiconductor devices, semiconductor device technology. Prerequisite: PHYS 321 or 221; PHYS 255 or ENSC 380, with a minimum grade of C-. PHYS 321, ENSC 380, and PHYS 365 may be taken concurrently. Recommended: PHYS 285. Students with credit for ENSC 224 or ENSC 324 may not take PHYS 365 for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 395 - Computational Physics (3) *

Computer-based approaches to solving complex physical problems. Includes topics such as Monte-Carlo and molecular dynamics techniques applied to thermal properties of materials; dynamical behavior of systems, including chaotic motion; methods for ground state determination and optimization, including Newton-Raphson, simulated annealing, neural nets, and genetic algorithms: symplectic methods; and analysis of numerical data. Prerequisite: MATH 310, PHYS 255, CMPT 102, 120, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: PHYS 344 or equivalent. Quantitative.

or MACM 316 - Numerical Analysis I (3)

A presentation of the problems commonly arising in numerical analysis and scientific computing and the basic methods for their solutions. Prerequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158, and MATH 232 or 240, and computing experience. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Benjamin Adcock
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D102
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D103
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D104
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D105
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D106
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
PHYS 455 - Modern Optics (3)

Optical physics, including geometrical and physical optics, waves in anisotropic media, coherence, image formation and Fourier optics, guided wave optics and selected advanced topics such as lasers, nonlinear optics, photonics and quantum optics. Prerequisite: PHYS 321 or 221, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: PHYS 385. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Haljan
Mo, We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
PHYS 465 - Solid State Physics (3)

Crystal structure, lattice vibrations and thermal properties of solids, free electron model, band theory, and applications. Prerequisite: PHYS 385, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Students considering physics graduate programs should also complete

PHYS 413 - Advanced Mechanics (3)

Central forces, rigid body motion, small oscillations. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics. Prerequisite: PHYS 384, with a minimum grade of C- or permission of the department. Non-physics majors may enter with MATH 252, 310 and PHYS 211, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Levon Pogosian
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
PHYS 415 - Quantum Mechanics II (3)

Foundations of quantum mechanics, time-dependent perturbation theory, radiation, variational methods, scattering theory, advanced topics, and applications. Prerequisite: PHYS 385 and either PHYS 384 or MATH 314 and 419, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

PHYS 445 - Statistical Physics (3)

Postulates of statistical mechanics, partition functions, applications to gases, paramagnetism and equilibrium. Quantum statistics and applications. Prerequisite: PHYS 344 or CHEM 360, with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: PHYS 385. Quantitative.

* recommended

** the prerequisite ENSC 222 can be replaced by PHYS 326

++ should be based on an industrially motivated project

University Honours Degree Requirements

Students must also satisfy University degree requirements for degree completion.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.