Kim Chow, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics


Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics
(780) 492-4573
3-187 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



Novel properties of quantum bulk and nanomaterials.


PHYS 124 - Particles and Waves

Algebra-based course primarily for students in life, environmental, and medical sciences. It guides the student through two distinct types of motion: motion of matter (particles) and wave motion. Vectors, forces, bodies in equilibrium, review of kinematics and basic dynamics; conservation of momentum and energy; circular motion; vibrations; elastic waves in matter; sound; wave optics; black body radiation, photons, de Broglie waves. Examples relevant in environmental, life, and medical sciences will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Physics 20 or equivalent, Mathematics 30-1. Physics 30 is strongly recommended. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of PHYS 124, 144, or EN PH 131. Note: To proceed to PHYS 181 after taking PHYS 124, it is strongly recommended that a minimum grade of B- be achieved in PHYS 124.

PHYS 362 - Optical Physics

Electromagnetic waves; polarization and birefringence; dispersion of light in materials; Fresnel equations for reflection and transmission; multiple-beam interference; Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction; Fourier optics; coherence theory; optical imaging and instruments; introduction to laser physics, quantum optics, and selected current topics. Prerequisite: PHYS 181 or 230 or 281, and MATH 209 or 215 or 315 or 317 or MA PH 351.

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