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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 enroll in physics courses must obtain a C grade or better in prerequisite courses.
Program Requirements
Students should enroll in the cooperative education program to acquire valuable industrial experience.
Lower Division Requirements
Complete all of
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 125 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/BreadthScience.
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 
John Canal 
TBD  
D101 
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
BLU 10655, Burnaby 

D102 
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
RCB 5120, Burnaby 

D103 
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 4150, Burnaby 

D104 
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
EDB 9651, Burnaby 

D105 
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
WMC 3255, Burnaby 

D106 
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
WMC 3250, Burnaby 

D107 
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 5005, Burnaby 

D108 
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
BLU 9655, Burnaby 

D109 
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
WMC 2503, Burnaby 

D111 
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
WMC 3255, Burnaby 

D700 
John Canal 
TBD  
D702 
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
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 
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, with a minimum grade of C; 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 
Nathan Ilten 
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
OP01  TBD 
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 with a minimum grade of C; 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 
Jamie Mulholland 
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D200 
Marni Julie Mishna 
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D300 
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 
WMC 2830, Burnaby 

OP01  TBD  
OP02  TBD  
OP03  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, all with a minimum grade of C. MATH 240 or 232 may be taken concurrently. Students with credit for MATH 254 may not take MATH 252 for further credit. Quantitative.
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 with a minimum grade of C; or MATH 155 or 158, with a grade of at least B; MATH 232 or 240, with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for MATH 310 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D200 
Natalia Kouzniak 
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D201 
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SRYC 5100, Surrey 

D202 
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
SRYC 5100, Surrey 

D203 
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SRYC 5100, Surrey 

E100 
Justin Gray 
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM 
SSCB 9200, Burnaby SSCB 9200, Burnaby 
E101 
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
WMC 2830, Burnaby 

E102 
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
WMC 2830, Burnaby 

E103 
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
WMC 2830, Burnaby 

E104 
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
WMC 2830, Burnaby 

E105 
Mo 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM 
WMC 2830, Burnaby 

E106 
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM 
WMC 2830, Burnaby 
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 140 may not take PHYS 132 for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

LA01 
Nancy Forde 
We 12:30 PM – 4:20 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), with a minimum grade of C. Corequisite: PHYS 102 or 121 or 126. Students with credit for PHYS 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 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 
David Broun 
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: MATH 251; MATH 232 or MATH 240; PHYS 255 or ENSC 380. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C. Recommended Corequisite: MATH 260 or MATH 310. Quantitative.
Statistical data analysis, experimental design and scientific communication, studied in the context of experiments spanning a range of physical systems. Prerequisite: PHYS 133 or PHYS 141 or ENSC 280, with a minimum grade of C. Recommended Prerequisite: CMPT 120. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D101 
Barbara Frisken 
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby 
D102 
Barbara Frisken 
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby 
LA01 
Barbara Frisken 
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSCP 9423, Burnaby 
LA02 
Barbara Frisken 
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSCP 9423, Burnaby 
Introduction to modern techniques in experimental physics, including computeraided data acquisition, electronics, control theory, and statistical data analysis. Prerequisite: PHYS 233 and PHYS 255, with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for PHYS 231 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
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 PHYS 121 or PHYS 141, with a minimum grade of C, or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 251; MATH 232 or MATH 240. Recommended Corequisite: MATH 260 or MATH 310. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Andrei Frolov 
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
BLU 10021, Burnaby 
D101 
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby 

D102 
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby 
The concepts of quantum mechanics introduced through twolevel systems and explored in a way that requires only familiarity with general concepts of linear algebra. Introduction to concepts in classical and quantum information theory, bits and qubits, quantum dynamics, quantum communication and cryptography, and quantum circuits. Prerequisite: Either MATH 232 or MATH 240, with a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
and one of
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 

D200 
Natalia Kouzniak 
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D400 
Sophie Burrill 
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
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 
Nils Bruin 
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D200 
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 

OP01  TBD  
OP02  TBD 
and one of
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, with a minimum grade of C; or MATH 154 or 157, both with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 240 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Brenda Davison 
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D200 
Seyyed Aliasghar Hosseini 
Mo, We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
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, with a minimum grade of C; 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 
SSCB 9201, 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. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. 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 
Matthias Danninger 
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D101 
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D102 
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
WMC 3515, Burnaby 

D103 
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
WMC 3515, Burnaby 

D104 
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D105 
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
AQ 5009, Burnaby 

D106 
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D107 
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D108 
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D109 
Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D110 
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 5037, Burnaby 

D111 
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D112 
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
WMC 2501, Burnaby 

D113 
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
WMC 2531, Burnaby 

D114 
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 5009, Burnaby 

D115 
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
AQ 5009, Burnaby 

D116 
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
AQ 5035, Burnaby 

D117 
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D118 
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D119 
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, 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 151. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. 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 
Levon Pogosian 
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D101 
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
WMC 2202, 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. 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 
Sarah Johnson 
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
SRYC 2975, Surrey 
D101 
Sarah Johnson 
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
SRYC 2975, Surrey 
D200 
Daria Ahrensmeier 
Mo, We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
SRYC 2975, Surrey 
D201 
Daria Ahrensmeier 
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SRYC 2975, Surrey 
LA01 
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
SRYC 2975, Surrey 

LA02 
Daria Ahrensmeier 
We, Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SRYC 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, with a minimum grade of C, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. 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 or permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 152. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. 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 MATH 155. Students with credit for PHYS 126 or 121 or 102 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/BreadthScience.
and 9 units chosen from
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 
Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 3182, Burnaby RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby 
D101 
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
SWH 10061, Burnaby 

D102 
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
WMC 3510, Burnaby 

D103 
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
BLU 11911, Burnaby 

D104 
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 5014, Burnaby 

D105 
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
AQ 5020, Burnaby 

D106 
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SWH 10051, Burnaby 

D107 
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
AQ 5004, Burnaby 

D108 
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
BLU 11911, Burnaby 

D200 
Harinder Khangura 
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
SRYE 1002, Surrey 
D201 
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
SRYE 4013, Surrey 

D202 
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
SRYE 4024, Surrey 

D203 
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
SRYE 4013, Surrey 

D204 
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
SRYE 4024, Surrey 

D205 
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SRYE 4013, Surrey 

D206 
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SRYE 4024, Surrey 

D207 
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
SRYE 3024, Surrey 

D208 
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SRYE 3024, Surrey 

D300 
Steve Pearce 
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby WMC 3520, Burnaby 
D301 
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
BLU 10021, Burnaby 

D302 
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
WMC 2523, Burnaby 

D303 
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
WMC 2523, Burnaby 

D304 
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 5014, Burnaby 

D305 
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
BLU 11911, Burnaby 

D306 
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
BLU 10901, Burnaby 

D307 
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
AQ 5004, Burnaby 

D308 
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
EDB 9651, 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, e.g. Python. The students will be exposed to diverse fields within, and applications of computing science. Topics will include: pseudocode; data types and control structures; fundamental algorithms; recursion; reading and writing files; measuring performance of algorithms; debugging tools; basic terminal navigation using shell commands. 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 
Victor Cheung 
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D101 
Victor Cheung 
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D102 
Victor Cheung 
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D103 
Victor Cheung 
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D104 
Victor Cheung 
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D105 
Victor Cheung 
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D106 
Victor Cheung 
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D107 
Victor Cheung 
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D108 
Victor Cheung 
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D200 
Diana Cukierman 
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D300 
Angelica Lim 
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D400 
Angelica Lim 
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, 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: memory management; fundamental algorithms; formally analyzing the running time of algorithms; abstract data types and elementary data structures; objectoriented programming and software design; specification and program correctness; reading and writing files; debugging tools; shell commands. Prerequisite: CMPT 120 with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for CMPT 126, 129, 135 or CMPT 200 or higher may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Igor Shinkar 
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
AQ 3181, Burnaby SSCC 9002, Burnaby 
D101 
Igor Shinkar 
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
D102 
Igor Shinkar 
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
D103 
Igor Shinkar 
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
D104 
Igor Shinkar 
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
D105 
Igor Shinkar 
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
D106 
Igor Shinkar 
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
D107 
Igor Shinkar 
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
D108 
Igor Shinkar 
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
ASB 9838, 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, with a minimum grade of C. Corequisite: CMPT 125.
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, with a minimum grade of C). 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 

E100 
Anne Lavergne 
Mo, We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM Fr 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM 
SSCB 9201, Burnaby SSCC 9001, Burnaby 
E101 
Anne Lavergne 
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
E102 
Anne Lavergne 
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
E103 
Anne Lavergne 
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
E104 
Anne Lavergne 
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
E105 
Anne Lavergne 
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
E106 
Anne Lavergne 
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
E107 
Anne Lavergne 
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
E108 
Anne Lavergne 
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
ASB 9838, Burnaby 
A second course in computing science and programming intended for students studying mathematics, statistics or actuarial science and suitable for students who already have some background in computing science and programming. Topics include: a review of the basic elements of programming: use and implementation of elementary data structures and algorithms; fundamental algorithms and problem solving; basic objectoriented programming and software design; computation and computability and specification and program correctness. Prerequisite: CMPT 102 or CMPT 120, with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for CMPT 125 or 135 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
or any 200level CMPT course
* students with credit for PHYS 140 and 141 are not required to complete PHYS 132 or 133
** students with computing experience may be able to test out of CMPT 120
+ recommended
Upper Division Requirements
Complete all of
A detailed presentation of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity and how it revolutionized physics. Topics covered include: constancy of the speed of light, Lorentz transformations, time dilation, length contraction, relativistic paradoxes, spacetime diagrams, relativistic particle kinematics and dynamics, electromagnetism as a relativistic phenomenon, and an introduction to general relativity. Prerequisite: PHYS 121 or 126 or 141 (or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B); MATH 232 or 240, with a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
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 PHYS 126 or PHYS 141 (or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B); MATH 252 or MATH 254; MATH 260 or MATH 310. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C, unless specified. Quantitative.
Circuits and circuit theory, passive and active devices, amplifiers, feedback, modern measurement techniques and instrumentation. Prerequisite: PHYS 234 with a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Jeffrey McGuirk 
Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM 
SSCP 9412, Burnaby 
D101 
Jeffrey McGuirk 
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SSCP 9412, Burnaby 
LA01 
Jeffrey McGuirk 
Tu, Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSCP 9412, Burnaby 
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: PHYS 233; PHYS 285 or CHEM 260, both with a minimum grade of C. Writing/Quantitative.
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 
Karen Kavanagh 
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
BLU 10021, Burnaby 
D101 
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
WMC 2532, Burnaby 
Applications of mathematical methods in physics, differential equations of physics, eigenvalue problems, solutions to wave equations. Prerequisite: MATH 252 or 254; MATH 260 or MATH 310; PHYS 211; PHYS 255 or ENSC 320. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Howard Trottier 
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
WMC 2507, Burnaby 
D101 
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
BLU 10021, Burnaby 

D102 
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
BLU 10921, Burnaby 
SternGerlach experiments and the structure of quantum mechanics; operators; angular momentum and spin; Schrödinger equation and examples for time evolution; systems of two spin½ particles; density operators; wave mechanics in one dimension including the double slit experiment, particle in a box, scattering in one dimension, tunnelling; onedimensional harmonic oscillator; coherent states. Prerequisite: MATH 252 or MATH 254; MATH 260; PHYS 255; PHYS 285 or ENSC 380 or CHEM 260. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C. Recommended Prerequisite: PHYS 211. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Bernd Stelzer 
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 5018, Burnaby 
D101 
Bernd Stelzer 
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
WMC 2532, 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, both with a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Mike Hayden 
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 
SSCK 9500, Burnaby 
D101 
Mike Hayden 
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
WMC 3511, Burnaby 
Undergraduate research and preparation of an honours thesis over the fall and the subsequent spring 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.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
David Broun 
TBD 
and a minimum of 14 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. CHEM 230 is strongly recommended. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Zuoguang Ye 
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
WMC 2202, Burnaby 
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, with a minimum grade of C.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Lakshman One 
Mo, We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 3150, Burnaby 
D101 
Lakshman One 
TBD  
LA01 
Lakshman One 
TBD 
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, with a minimum grade of C and permission of the instructor and a minimum of 80 units. Enrollment in this course is by application only.
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, with a minimum grade of C. An alternative to the above prerequisite is both of MATH 251 and (MATH 260 or MATH 310), both with grades of at least B+. Quantitative.
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 5037, Burnaby 
D101 
Corina Andreoiu 
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
WMC 2202, 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 with a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
Structure and properties of semiconductors, semiconductor theory, theory and operation of semiconductor devices, semiconductor device technology. Corequisite: PHYS 285; PHYS 321; both with a minimum grade of C, or permission from the department. Students with credit for ENSC 224 or ENSC 324 may not take PHYS 365 for further credit. Quantitative.
Handson introduction to observational astronomy including the astrophysics of stellar clusters, galaxies, nebulae, and the expanding universe; calculation of the conditions for observing target objects; and analysis of photometric and spectroscopic data with Python. Data will be acquired using the Trottier Observatory, weather permitting, otherwise, archival data will be used. Prerequisite: PHYS 233 or equivalent. Recommended Prerequisite: CMPT 120 or equivalent.
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 260 or MATH 310; PHYS 255; CMPT 120 or equivalent. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C. 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 
Ralf Wittenberg 
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
D101 
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 

D102 
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 

D103 
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 

D104 
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 

D105 
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 

D106 
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
Includes topics such as qubits, density matrices, mixed states, entanglement, basic quantum algorithms, quantum cryptography, computational models and complexity, introductory quantum error correction, and applications. Prerequisite: PHYS 385; PHYS 384 or both MATH 314 and MATH 419, or equivalent. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
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 with a minimum grade of C. Corequisite: PHYS 385. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Paul Haljan 
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
BLU 11911, Burnaby 
D101 
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
WMC 2503, Burnaby 
Crystal structure, lattice vibrations and thermal properties of solids, free electron model, band theory, and applications. Prerequisite: PHYS 385 or CHEM 364, with a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Simon Watkins 
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 5030, Burnaby 
D101 
Simon Watkins 
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
EDB 9651, Burnaby 
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; MATH 260 or MATH 310; PHYS 211. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Igor Herbut 
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 5030, Burnaby 
D101 
Igor Herbut 
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
AQ 5014, Burnaby 
Wave mechanics in three dimensions; orbital angular momentum and spherical harmonics; central potentials, hydrogen atom; timeindependent perturbation theory, Stark effect, Zeeman effect; identical particles, helium atom; scattering, Born approximation; timedependent perturbation theory, interaction picture. Prerequisite: PHYS 385; either PHYS 384 or MATH 314. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
* recommended
** the prerequisite ENSC 222 can be replaced by PHYS 326
++ should be based on an industrially motivated project
University Honours Degree Requirements
Students must also satisfy University degree requirements for degree completion.
Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements
Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for 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.