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Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry | Faculty of Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2020

Chemical Physics Major

Bachelor of Science

This bachelor of science (BSc) program is offered jointly by the Departments of Chemistry and Physics. Entry requires permission of both.

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 are strongly encouraged to complete at least three lower division computing science units, in addition to the following requirements.

Students complete a minimum total of 60 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 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA03 Julie Lunniss
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA04 Julie Lunniss
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA06 Julie Lunniss
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LC01 Garry Mund
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LC02 Garry Mund
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LC05 Garry Mund
We 9:00 AM – 12:50 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
CHEM 215 - Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (4)

The principles of analytical chemistry and their practical application to solution samples. Titrimetric and electrochemical methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 and 126, both with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dev Sharma
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
D101 Dev Sharma
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
LA01 Dev Sharma
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
LA02 Dev Sharma
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
CHEM 230 - Inorganic Chemistry (3)

The chemistry of the elements and their inorganic compounds in terms of fundamental concepts of periodicity of properties, valence, ionization potential, electron affinity, electronegativity, stability of oxidation states, bonding, structure and stereochemistry. Co-ordination complexes and organometallic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a minimum grade of C-. Students who expect to take further courses in inorganic chemistry should take CHEM 230 concurrently with CHEM 236W. Quantitative.

CHEM 236W - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (3)

An introduction to the synthetic and spectroscopic techniques used in the preparation and characterization of both main group and transition metal compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 126 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 230. Students with credit for CHEM 236 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

CHEM 266 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (2)

Fundamental principles of experimental physical chemistry from the microscopic perspective. Modern experiments in atomic and molecular spectroscopy and structure. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Gary Leach
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
LA02 Gary Leach
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, 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 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D102
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D104
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D105
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D106
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D107
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D108
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, 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
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
LB07 Uwe Kreis
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LE01
TBD
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 David Muraki
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3181, 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
BLU 10021, Burnaby
D101
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D102
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
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 101 or 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), with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: PHYS 102 or 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 Barbara Frisken
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 9412, 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 PHYS 126 or PHYS 141, with a minimum grade of C-, or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Steve Dodge
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2532, 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). Corequisite: 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: Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of C, or CHEM 109 or 111 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or 123 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Canal
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D103
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D105
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D106
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D107
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D108
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D109
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D110
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D111
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D112
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D113
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D200 Sessional
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYE 3016, Surrey
D201
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D202
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 2980, Surrey
LA04
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA06
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB04
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB06
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LC01
Th 3:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LC02
Th 3:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LE01
TBD
LE02
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: Permission of the Department. Chemistry 12 or CHEM 111. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or CHEM 121 may not take this course for further credit. 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 120 or 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 124 or CHEM 180 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Charles Walsby
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D102
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D103
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D105
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D106
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D107
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D108
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D109
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D110
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D111
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D112
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D113
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D200 Garry Mund
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 2750, Surrey
D205
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
D206
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
D300 Garry Mund
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 with a minimum grade of C-; or CHEM 120 or 121 and permission of the Department. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 124 concurrently with CHEM 126. Students with credit for CHEM 122 or CHEM 180 may not take this course for further credit. 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 Veselin Jungic
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
D102
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
D103
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
D200 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3170, Surrey
D201
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3240, Surrey
D202
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3240, 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.

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 Steven Ruuth
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D200
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYE 1002, Surrey
D300 Brenda Davison
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
OP02
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 Randall Pyke
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D200 JF Williams
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYE 1002, 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 Stephen Choi
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

and one of

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, and PHYS 121, 126 or 141 (or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B), all with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: MATH 232. PHYS 285 will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 260. Quantitative.

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, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D103
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby

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 Stephanie Simmons
Jeff Sonier
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D102
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D103
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D104
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D105
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D106
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D107
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D108
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D109
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D110
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D111
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D112
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5100, 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. 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.

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. 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 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 Paul Haljan
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D102
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D103
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D104
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D105
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D106
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D107
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D108
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D109
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D110
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D111
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D112
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D113
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6100, 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 or 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mike Hayden
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5008, 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 MATH 155. 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

* 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

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. CHEM 230 is strongly recommended. Quantitative.

CHEM 462 - Molecular Spectroscopy (3)

Atomic spectra. Electronic, vibrational and rotational spectra of diatomic and polyatomic molecules. The Raman effect. Nuclear and electron spin resonance. Symmetry classification of molecules and their energy levels. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 or PHYS 285, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Loren Kaake
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
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 Brenda Davison
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D103
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D104
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D105
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
D106
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, 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 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
D102
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D103
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D104
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D105
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby

and one of

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jeffrey McGuirk
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 8444B, Burnaby
D101 Jeffrey McGuirk
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCP 8444B, Burnaby
LA01 Jeffrey McGuirk
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 8444B, Burnaby
SSCP 8444B, Burnaby
PHYS 332W - Advanced Physics Laboratory I (4)

Experiments investigating a range of physical phenomena such as Brownian motion, molecular order, chaotic dynamics, Doppler broadening of stellar spectra, and biophysical forces using techniques such as interference, optical trapping, and spectroscopy. Attention will also be given to more general skills, including experimental design, operating and troubleshooting experimental equipment, modeling of experimental results, data analysis, and the presentation of experimental results. Biological Physics students will do a selected set of experiments. Prerequisite: Either PHYS 233 or both (PHYS 231 and either CHEM 266 or PHYS 347) and either PHYS 285 or CHEM 260, all with a minimum grade of C-. PHYS 347 may be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 332 may not take this course for further 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 with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: MATH 251. MBB 323 will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 360. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joshua Wilkie
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D101 Joshua Wilkie
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
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 121 or PHYS 126 or PHYS 141; MATH 251; both with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Chen
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D101
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SECB 1010, Burnaby

and one of

CHEM 460 - Advanced Physical Chemistry (3)

Statistical thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, transport properties, intermolecular forces, electrical properties of molecules, properties of ionic solutions, Debye-Huckel theory, electrochemistry. Prerequisite: MATH 251; CHEM 260 and 360, or PHYS 285 and 344, all 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 Simon Watkins
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D101 Simon Watkins
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby

and one of

CHEM 364 - Quantum Chemistry (3)

Fundamentals of quantum mechanics and its principal results and techniques as applied to atoms and molecules: atomic structure, molecular bonding, rotations and vibrations of molecules, symmetry of atomic and molecular orbitals. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 or PHYS 285, MATH 232, and MATH 251, all with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: MATH 310. Students with credit for CHEM 464 may not take this course for further credit. PHYS 385 will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 364.

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.

and upper division chemistry, nuclear science or physics units chosen to total the number of upper division units to 40, and maintain a minimum of 15 upper division units in both chemistry and physics. A maximum of 6 units from the research courses CHEM 481, 483 and 484 and PHYS 432 may be used to satisfy the aforementioned 15 units of upper division credit.

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.