Don N. Page, PhD, FRSC

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin

Winter Term 2021 (1740)

PHYS 208 - Aspects of Modern Physics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Experimental evidence for limitations of classical physics; Einstein's special theory of relativity; length contraction; time dilation; twin paradox; equivalence of mass and energy; relativistic mass and momentum; the photo-electric effect, the Compton effect, X-ray production and electron diffraction; a discussion of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and the Schrodinger equation including applications of one dimensional potential wells and barriers; tunnelling; the simple harmonic oscillator; atomic physics; hydrogen atom; periodic table. Prerequisites: one of PHYS 124, PHYS 144, or EN PH 131, and one of PHYS 126, PHYS 146, or PHYS 130; MATH 113 or 114 or 144. Credit may be obtained in only one of PHYS 208 or 271.

LECTURE B01 (95260)
2021-01-11 - 2021-04-16
TH 12:30 - 13:50 (TBD)


PHYS 499 - Undergraduate Research Project

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-6)

Undergraduate physics research project under the direction of a faculty member. Projects must involve a strong physics connection and involve some original research component. Prerequisites: A 300-level physics course and consent of department. Credit for this course may be obtained more than once provided it is for completely separate projects

LAB B01 (95272)