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Department of Physics Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Biological Physics Major

Bachelor of Science

This bachelor of science (BSc) program is for students who are interested in using physical approaches to tackle biological problems.

Students should speak with an advisor as soon as possible to schedule their programs.

Minimum Grade Requirement

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

Program Requirements

Students complete 120 units, as specified below.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum total of 65 units, including all of

BISC 101 - General Biology (4)

An introduction to the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of living organisms. Topics covered include cell structure and function, DNA replication and the flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism and physiology of microorganisms, plants, and animals. Prerequisite: High school biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Lam
Peter Hollmann
Zamir Punja
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D102
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D103
Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D104
Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D105
Tu 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D106
Tu 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D107
We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D108
We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D109
We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D110
We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D111
We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D112
We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D113
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D114
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
D115
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D116
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
BISC 102 - General Biology (4)

Survey of the diversity of life, and its evolutionary history on earth. The student is introduced to the study of genetics, development, and evolution, giving an overview of how these processes interact to produce form and function. Also included are principles of behavior and ecological relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. Prerequisite: High school biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Erin Barley
Tammy McMullan
Ronald Ydenberg
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
DFA 300, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D102
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D103
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D104
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D105
We 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D106
We 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D107
We 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D108
We 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D109
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D110
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D111
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D112
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D113
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D114
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D115
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D116
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D200 Ivona Mladenovic
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
D201
Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 2990, Surrey
D202
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 2990, Surrey
D203
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2990, Surrey
D204
Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 2710, Surrey
D205
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 2995, Surrey
D206
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2710, Surrey
LAS1 Ivona Mladenovic
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2960, Surrey
LAS2 Ivona Mladenovic
Tu 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2960, Surrey
LAS3 Ivona Mladenovic
Tu 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 2960, Surrey
BISC 202 - Genetics (3)

Principles and concepts of the transmission of genetic information treated comparatively in man, animal, plant and microbe. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Lam
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D102
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D103
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D104
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D105
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D106
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D107
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D108
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D109
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D110
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D111
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6206, Burnaby
D112
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
CHEM 281 - Organic Chemistry I (4)

Structure, bonding, physical and chemical properties of simple organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopy. Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: CHEM 121. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Bennet
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D102
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D105
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D107
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D108
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D110
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D111
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
LA03 Uwe Kreis
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA04 Uwe Kreis
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA06 Uwe Kreis
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA07 Uwe Kreis
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB03 Uwe Kreis
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB04 Uwe Kreis
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LB06 Uwe Kreis
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LE01
TBD
CHEM 282 - Organic Chemistry II (2)

Polyfunctional organic compounds and complex organic reactions. Introduction to natural products. Students with credit for CHEM 283 may not complete this course for further credit. Prerequisite: CHEM 281. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nabyl Merbouh
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
DFA 300, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D103
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D104
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D105
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D106
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D107
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D108
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D109
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D110
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D111
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TASC2 8500, 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
E100 Steven Ruuth
Mo, We 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
OP01
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mary Catherine Kropinski
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
D101
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2810, Burnaby
D102
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2810, Burnaby
MBB 222 - Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

The structure, function and synthesis of proteins, RNA and DNA and their interrelated biological functions within the cell. An introduction to molecular biology techniques and methods of protein purification and analysis. Prerequisite: or Corequisite CHEM 281.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Irina Kovalyova
Mo, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D103
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D104
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D105
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SECB 1013, Burnaby
D106
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D107
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D108
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D109
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6136, Burnaby
MBB 231 - Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

A study of the molecular processes which underlie cell structure and function, integrating ultrastructural, physiological and biochemical approaches. Modern techniques used in the analysis of organelle and cell function are integral parts of the course. Prerequisite: MBB 222, BISC 101, CHEM 281 with grades of C- or better. Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 282 or CHEM 283.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Silverman
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
DFA 300, Burnaby
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D102
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D103
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D104
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D105
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D106
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D107
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6206, Burnaby
D108
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
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 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4140, 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.

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.

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.

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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 Tim Storr
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D103
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D104
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SECB 1013, Burnaby
D105
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D106
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D107
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D108
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D109
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D110
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D111
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D112
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
LA04 Sophie Lavieri
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA06 Sophie Lavieri
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB04 Sophie Lavieri
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB06 Sophie Lavieri
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LE01
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.

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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 John Canal
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
D102
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
D103
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
D104
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D105
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D106
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SECB 1011, Burnaby
D107
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
D108
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D109
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D110
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D111
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D112
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D200
We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
D201
Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D202
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D203
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D204
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D205
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D206
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D300
We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
D301
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
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.

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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
C100 Distance Education
D100
Mo, Tu, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D200
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
SUR 2750, 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.

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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 Brenda Davison
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D200
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5280, Surrey
D300
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 2810, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
OP02
TBD

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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 Cedric Chauve
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D200 Randall Pyke
Mo, We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3090, 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
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

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CHEM 260 - Atoms, Molecules, Spectroscopy (4)

Elements of physical chemistry from the molecular point of view. Introduction to quantum chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 122, MATH 152, PHYS 102 (with at least a B grade) or PHYS 121 or PHYS 126 or PHYS 141. Recommended: MATH 232. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Charles Walsby
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SECB 1012, Burnaby
D102 Charles Walsby
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SECB 1012, Burnaby
LA01 Charles Walsby
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9058, Burnaby
LA02 Charles Walsby
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9058, 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bernd Stelzer
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SECB 1010, Burnaby
SECB 1014, Burnaby
D101
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby

and one of

PHYS 101 - Physics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Force and motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluids, properties of soft matter and thermal physics with applications taken from the life sciences. 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 or 157; BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Students with credit for PHYS 120, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Karen kavanagh
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D102
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D103
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D104
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D105
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D106
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D107
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D108
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D109
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D110
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D111
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D112
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D113
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D114
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D115
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D116
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D117
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D118
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D200 Eldon Emberly
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
SUR 2975, Surrey
D201 Eldon Emberly
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
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 Erol Girt
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D102
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D103
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D104
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D105
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D106
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D107
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D108
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D109
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D110
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D111
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D112
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 8106, 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.

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.

and one of

PHYS 102 - Physics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; modern physics emphasizing radioactivity, with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125 or 140 and MATH 154 or 150 or 151 or 157, all with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisites: MATH 152, 155 or 158, PHYS 130. Students with credit for PHYS 121, 126, or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sarah Johnson
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D102
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D104
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D105
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D106
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D107
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D108
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D109
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D110
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D111
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D112
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D113
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D114
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
OP01
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Levon Pogosian
Paul Haljan
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D103
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D104
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D105
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D106
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D107
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D108
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D109
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D110
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D111
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D112
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D113
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mike Hayden
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Neil Alberding
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
D101 Neil Alberding
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 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 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
LA02 Neil Alberding
We, Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey

and either

PHYS 130 - Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory (2)

Elementary experiments in optics, electricity, mechanics and heat that are designed to augment the general survey course. Corequisite: PHYS 102 should be taken concurrently or may precede; or by permission of the department. Students with credit for PHYS 131, 133, or 141 may not take PHYS 130 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Barbara Frisken
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby

or both of

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
LA03 Sarah Johnson
Mo 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA03 Michael Chen
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby

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

+ recommended

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum total of 40 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
E100 Razvan Fetecau
Mo, We 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
E101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
E102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
E103
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
E104
Mo 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
MBB 322 - Molecular Physiology (3)

Biochemical and molecular aspects of cellular function, interactions and communication including cell cycle, apoptosis, cancer, immune system, neuronal transmission and the signal transduction pathways that integrate them. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nancy Hawkins
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D103
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D104
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D105
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
MBB 331 - Molecular Biology (3)

The study of DNA and RNA in relation to gene structure and expression: DNA replication and the regulation of gene expression in bacteria and higher organisms. Introduction to recombinant DNA and cloning theory; natural vector structures and recombinant vector construction. Prerequisite: MBB 231, and BISC 202, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBA TBA
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D102
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D103
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D104
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D105
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D106
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5047, 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mike Hayden
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D103
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D104
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
D105
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
PHYS 347 - Introduction to Biological Physics (3)

A physics perspective on cellular structure and composition; random walks and diffusion; properties of fluids, cell motion; entropy and the properties of soft materials; structure and function of proteins; signal propagation in nerves. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 units including CHEM 122, MATH 152 (or 155), PHYS 121 (or 102 or 126 or 141), with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: BISC 101. Quantitative.

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.

PHYS 433W - Biophysics Laboratory (4)

Experiments in biological and soft condensed matter physics including investigation of Brownian motion, molecular order and biophysical forces using techniques such as optical trapping, NMR, spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction. Attention will also be given to more general skills, including experimental design, operating and troubleshooting experimental equipment, data analysis, and the presentation of experimental results. Prerequisite: PHYS 231 or MBB 309; PHYS 344 or PHYS 347 or MBB 323 or CHEM 360, with a minimum grade of C- or permission of the department. Students with credit for PHYS 433 may not take this course for credit. Writing/Quantitative.

and one of

CHEM 360 - Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics (3)

Elements of physical chemistry from the macroscopic point of view. Thermodynamics, and its applications to chemical equilibrium. Chemical kinetics and reaction rate theories. Prerequisite: CHEM 260. Recommended: MATH 251. Credit will not be granted for both CHEM 360 and MBB 323. Quantitative.

MBB 323 - Introduction to Physical Biochemistry (3)

Introduction to physical biochemistry including thermodynamics, spectroscopic principles and applications, and molecular transport and interactions. The physical properties and structure determination of biomolecules will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MATH 152 (or 155), PHYS 121 (or 102, or 126, or 141), CHEM 122 (or 102), MBB 222 with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jenifer Thewalt
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10921, 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Sivak
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D101
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5037, Burnaby

and five other upper division MBB or PHYS courses. MATH 462 may be included amongst these five. The following courses are suggested.

MATH 462 - Fluid Dynamics (3)

Incompressible fluid flow phenomena: kinematics and equations of motion, viscous flow and boundary layer theory, potential flow, water waves. Aerodynamics. Prerequisite: one of MATH 314, MATH 418, PHYS 384. An alternative to the above prerequisite is both of MATH 251 and MATH 310, both with grades of at least B+. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ralf Wittenberg
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
MBB 308 - Molecular Biology Laboratory (3)

Modern molecular biological and recombinant nucleic acid methods will be covered. Examples are DNA and RNA isolation, plasmid preparation, restriction enzyme digestion, DNA cloning and polymerase chain reaction. Prerequisite: MBB 331 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for BISC 357 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Barry Honda
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D101
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
D103
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8158, Burnaby
MBB 309W - Biochemistry Laboratory (4)

Contemporary techniques in biochemistry including protein purification, immunochemical methods, and lipid characterization. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: CHEM 215 and CHEM 286 precede MBB 309W. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michel Leroux
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D101
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8159, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8159, Burnaby
D103
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8159, Burnaby
MBB 321 - Intermediary Metabolism (3)

The enzymes and intermediates of major catabolic and anabolic pathways. Their regulation and integration in health and disease states. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ingrid Northwood
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D102
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D103
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D104
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D105
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D106
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D107
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D108
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D109
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
MBB 342 - Introductory Genomics and Bioinformatics (3)

Major topics in genomics and bioinformatics, with integrated discussion of associated ethical/legal/social issues. An overview of laboratory and computer-based methods to study genomes, and their applications. Hands-on computer lab session providing an opportunity to use and experiment with bioinformatics software and databases utilized in genomics and bioinformatics research. Prerequisite: MBB 231, BISC 202 and 3 units of CMPT or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ryan Morin
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSB 6178, Burnaby
D102
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSB 6178, Burnaby
D103
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSB 6178, Burnaby
MBB 421 - Nucleic Acids (3)

Recent literature is examined for insights into the structure and properties of DNA and RNA, drawing on a variety of biochemical, chemical and molecular biological perspectives. Prerequisite: MBB 331 with a minimum grade of C.

MBB 422 - Biomembranes (3)

A review of recent research on the structure, dynamics, function and biosynthesis of membranes, membrane lipids and proteins. Prerequisite: MBB 322 and MBB 309W with a minimum grade of C, MBB 324 as a pre or co-requisite.

MBB 423 - Protein Structure and Function (3)

Mechanistic principles for how protein molecules achieve diverse functions such as chemical catalysis and conformational switching. Students will learn to critique hypotheses about structural mechanisms, and to interpret the primary literature reporting on structural evidence from X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: MBB 323 or MBB 324, with a minimum grade of C.

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.

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.

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Broun
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D101
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5004, 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.

PHYS 492 - Special Topics in Physics (3)

Studies in areas not included within the undergraduate course offerings of the Department of Physics. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.

University 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.