Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Mathematical Physics – Specialization (Science) – Bachelor of Science (Honours)

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Plans of study for students who were admitted to a Mathematical Physics Plan after May 2018
Subject:  Administered by the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics and Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy.
Plan:  Consists of 105.0 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, together with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2020-2021 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
Mathematics and Statistics:
A. Complete the following:
MATH 110Linear Algebra6.00
MATH 120Differential and Integral Calculus6.00
B. Complete the following:
MATH 210Rings and Fields3.00
C. Complete the following:
MATH 231Differential Equations3.00
MATH 280Advanced Calculus3.00
MATH 281Introduction to Real Analysis3.00
D. Complete the following:
STAT 268Statistics and Probability I3.00
STAT 269Statistics and Probability II3.00
E. Complete the following:
MATH 326Functions of a Complex Variable3.00
MATH 328Real Analysis3.00
MATH 334Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics3.00
F. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Fundamental Physics
General Physics
G. Complete the following:
PHYS 206Dynamics3.00
PHYS 212Vibrations and Waves3.00
PHYS 213Computational Methods in Physics3.00
PHYS 239Electromagnetism3.00
PHYS 242Relativity and Quanta3.00
PHYS 250Foundations of Experimental Physics3.00
H. Select 18.00 units from the following:18.00
Advanced Mechanics
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Physics of Atoms, Nuclei and Particles
General Laboratory
I. Complete the following:
PHYS 432Electromagnetic Theory3.00
PHYS 590Research Thesis6.00
2. Option
Mathematics and Statistics:
A. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Differential Geometry
Fourier Analysis
Introduction to Deterministic Dynamical Systems
Functional Analysis and Quantum Mechanics
Partial Differential Equations
B. Select 9.00 units from the following:9.00
BIOM at the 300 level or above
MATH at the 300 level or above
STAT at the 300 level or above
C. PHYS at the 400 level or above3.00
Elective Courses15.00
Total Units120.00

3. Note

A.  A maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan Requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.