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Department of Physics | Faculty of Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2021

Applied Physics Honours

Bachelor of Science

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

Minimum Grade Requirement

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

Program Requirements

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

Lower Division Requirements

Complete all of

CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: 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/Breadth-Science.

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 Andrew Bennet
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D116 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D117 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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
LA01 Garry Mund
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA02 Garry Mund
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA03 Garry Mund
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA04 Garry Mund
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA05 Garry Mund
We 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA06 Garry Mund
Mo 6:30 PM – 10:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
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 Vijaykumar Singh
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Brenda Davison
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D300 Brenda Davison
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD
OP03 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 Jamie Mulholland
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 Razvan Fetecau
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
MATH 260 - 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. Students with credit for MATH 310 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Steven Ruuth
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 140 may not take PHYS 132 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Andrei Frolov
Mo 2:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 141 may not take PHYS 133 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Paul Haljan
Neil Alberding
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LA02 Paul Haljan
Neil Alberding
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LA03 Paul Haljan
Neil Alberding
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 David Broun
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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: 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew DeBenedictis
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHYS 233 - Physics Laboratory III (3)

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.

PHYS 234 - Physics Laboratory IV (3)

Introduction to modern techniques in experimental physics, including computer-aided 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D101 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LA01 Simon Watkins
Tu 2:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby
LA02 Th 2:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby
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 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.

PHYS 285 - Quantum I (3)

The concepts of quantum mechanics introduced through two-level 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephanie Simmons
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

and one of

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 Sophie Burrill
Mo, Tu, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD
OP03 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 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 Luis Goddyn
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Seyyed Aliasghar Hosseini
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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 Jonathan Jedwab
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

and one of

PHYS 120 - Mechanics and Modern Physics (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. 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 Matthias Danninger
Paul Haljan
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 151. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. 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, 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/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bernd Stelzer
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 152. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. 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
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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.

and 9 units chosen from

MACM 101 - Discrete Mathematics I (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrei Bulatov
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Harinder Khangura
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D201 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D202 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D203 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D204 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D205 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D206 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D207 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D208 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CMPT 120 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming I (3) **

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Angelica Lim
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Angelica Lim
Mo, We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D400 Harinder Khangura
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D401 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D402 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D403 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D404 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D405 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D406 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D407 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D408 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CMPT 125 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming II (3)

A rigorous introduction to computing science and computer programming, suitable for students who already have some background in computing science and programming. Intended for students who will major in computing science or a related program. Topics include: fundamental algorithms; elements of empirical and theoretical algorithmics; abstract data types and elementary data structures; basic object-oriented programming and software design; computation and computability; specification and program correctness; and history of computing science. Prerequisite: CMPT 120. Corequisite: CMPT 127. Students with credit for CMPT 126, 129, 135 or CMPT 200 or higher may not take for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Victor Cheung
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CMPT 127 - Computing Laboratory (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anne Lavergne
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Anne Lavergne
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D300 Anne Lavergne
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CMPT 128 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming for Engineers (3)

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

CMPT 129 - Introduction to Computing Science and Programming for Mathematics and Statistics (3)

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 object-oriented programming and software design; computation and computability and specification and program correctness. Prerequisite: CMPT 102 or CMPT 120. Students with credit for CMPT 125 or 135 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Janice Regan
Mo, We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

or any 200-level 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

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 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.

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
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHYS 326 - Electronics and Instrumentation (4)

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.

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: PHYS 233; PHYS 285 or CHEM 260, both with a minimum grade of C-. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LA01 John Bechhoefer
Tu 2:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCP 9413, Burnaby
PHYS 344 - Thermal Physics (3)

Heat, temperature, heat transfer, kinetic theory, laws of thermodynamics, entropy, heat engines, applications of thermodynamics to special systems, phase transitions. Prerequisite: PHYS 121 or PHYS 126 or PHYS 141; MATH 251; both with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

PHYS 384 - Methods of Theoretical Physics I (3)

Applications of mathematical methods in physics, differential equations of physics, eigenvalue problems, solutions to wave equations. Prerequisite: MATH 252 or 254; MATH 260 or MATH 310; PHYS 211; PHYS 255 or ENSC 320. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C-. 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. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C-. Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 260 or MATH 310; PHYS 211. Quantitative.

PHYS 421 - Electromagnetic Waves (3)

A continuation of PHYS 321: properties of electromagnetic waves and their interaction with matter. Transmission lines and waveguides; antennas, radiation and scattering; propagation of electromagnetic waves in free space and in matter; reflection and refraction at boundaries; polarization, interference and diffraction. Prerequisite: PHYS 321 (no substitution); PHYS 255 or ENSC 380, both with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

PHYS 431 - Advanced Physics Laboratory II (4)

Advanced experiments in Physics. May include special projects. Prerequisite: PHYS 385 and PHYS 332W, both with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

PHYS 432 - Undergraduate Honours Thesis (6) ++

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 TBD

and a minimum of 17 additional units chosen from

CHEM 340 - Materials Chemistry (3)

Bonding in solid state materials. Introduction to symmetry and its applications in materials science. Structure and physical properties of solid state materials. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units in a science or applied science program, including first year chemistry, physics and calculus. CHEM 230 is strongly recommended. Quantitative.

ENSC 426 - High Frequency Electronics (4)

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

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

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LA01 We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LA02 Fr 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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 260 or MATH 310), both with grades of at least B+. Quantitative.

NUSC 341 - Introduction to Radiochemistry (3)

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

NUSC 346 - Radiochemistry Laboratory (3)

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

PHYS 365 - Semiconductor Device Physics (3)

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Karen kavanagh
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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 260 or MATH 310; PHYS 255; CMPT 120 or equivalent. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Eldon Emberly
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
or MACM 316 - Numerical Analysis I (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Steven Ruuth
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
D107 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: PHYS 385. Quantitative.

PHYS 465 - Solid State Physics (3)

Crystal structure, lattice vibrations and thermal properties of solids, free electron model, band theory, and applications. Prerequisite: PHYS 385 or CHEM 364, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Students considering physics graduate programs should also complete

PHYS 413 - Advanced Mechanics (3)

Central forces, rigid body motion, small oscillations. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics. Prerequisite: PHYS 384, with a minimum grade of C- or permission of the department. Non-physics majors may enter with MATH 252; MATH 260 or MATH 310; PHYS 211. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

PHYS 415 - Quantum Mechanics II (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Eundeok Mun
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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 Malcolm Kennett
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

* recommended

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

++ should be based on an industrially motivated project

University Honours Degree Requirements

Students must also satisfy University degree requirements for degree completion.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

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