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Applied Physics Honours
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 cooperative education program to acquire valuable industrial experience.
Lower Division Requirements
Students complete a minimum total of 55 units, including all of
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 
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 
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.
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 
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.
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 
An intermediate mechanics course covering kinematics, dynamics, calculus of variations and Lagrange's equations, noninertial 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 
Introduction to modern techniques in experimental physics, including computeraided data acquisition, electronics, control theory, and statistical data analysis. Prerequisite: PHYS 130, 133 or 141 (no substitutions). Corequisite: 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 
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 
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.
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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/BreadthScience.
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 
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 highschool 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
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 
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 highschool 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
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 constantcoefficient 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.
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: PreCalculus 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 
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: PreCalculus 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 
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Partial differentiation and applications. Taylor series of functions of two variables. Method of characteristics for 1D 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.
Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. Firstorder 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 
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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 
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
A general calculusbased 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/BreadthScience.
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 
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 firstyear courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Corequisite: 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 
A general calculusbased introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecturelaboratory 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/BreadthScience.
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
A general calculusbased 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/BreadthScience.
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. Corequisite: MATH 126 or MATH 152. Students with credit in PHYS 102, 121 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
A general calculusbased introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecturelaboratory 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/BreadthScience.
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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/BreadthScience.
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 
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 
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 highlevel 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 problemsolving 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/BreadthScience.
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 
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 objectoriented programming and software design; computation and computability; specification and program correctness; and history of computing science. Prerequisite: CMPT120. Corequisite: 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 
Builds on CMPT 120 to give a handson 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 
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 objectoriented 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/BreadthScience.
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 200level 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
Firstorder differential equations, second and higherorder 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 
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.
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 
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 
Wave mechanics and the Schroedinger equation, the harmonic oscillator, introduction to Dirac notation, angular momentum and spin, the hydrogen atom, atomic structure, timeindependent 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 
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 
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
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.
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.
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.
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 
Introduction to the techniques of radiochemistry; proportional and Geiger counters; sample preparations and halflife measurement; synthesis and separation of labelled compounds; beta and gammaray spectroscopy. Prerequisite: NUSC 341. Quantitative.
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.
Computerbased approaches to solving complex physical problems. Includes topics such as MonteCarlo 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 NewtonRaphson, 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.
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 
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 
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
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. Nonphysics 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 
* 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 universitywide 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: BSoc 6 units Humanities: BHum 6 units Sciences: BSci 
6 
Additional Breadth  6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be Bdesignated 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.