The most recent version of our programs can be found at McGill's Course Calendar website.

## Major Atmospheric Sciences (61 credits)

The Major program satisfies the requirements for a professional career as a meteorologist, and like the Honours program equips the student to undertake postgraduate study in meteorology, atmospheric science, and related sciences (for example, physical oceanography) at any of the leading universities. The most up-to-date program information is always found at McGill's course calendar website.

The Major program also offers an Atmospheric Chemistry Option.

### Required courses (46 credits)

ATOC 214
Intro:Physics of the Atmosph
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: An introduction to physical meteorology designed for students in the physical sciences. Topics include: composition of the atmosphere; heat transfer; the upper atmosphere; atmospheric optics; formation of clouds and precipitation; instability; adiabatic charts.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Fall
- 3 hours lecture
- Prerequisite: CEGEP Physics, or the combination of PHYS 131 and PHYS 142, or permission of instructor.

ATOC 215
Oceans, Weather and Climate
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Laws of motion, geostrophic wind, gradient wind. General circulation of the atmosphere and oceans, local circulation features. Air-sea interaction, including hurricanes and sea-ice formation, extra-tropical weather systems and fronts, role of the atmosphere and oceans in climate.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Winter
- 3 hours lecture
- Prerequisite: ATOC 214

ATOC 309
Weather Radars and Satellites
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Basic notions of radiative transfer and applications of satellite and radar data to mesoscale and synoptic-scale systems are discussed. Emphasis will be put on the contribution of remote sensing to atmospheric and oceanic sciences.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Winter
- 3 hours lecture
- Prerequisite: ATOC 215

ATOC 315
Thermodynamics and Convection
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Buoyancy, stability, and vertical oscillations. Dry and moist adiabatic processes. Resulting dry and precipitating convective circulations from the small scale to the global scale. Mesoscale precipitation systems from the cell to convective complexes. Severe convection, downbursts, mesocyclones.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Terms
- Instructors
- There are no professors associated with this course for the
*2014* academic year.

ATOC 412
Course not available

ATOC 540
Synoptic Meteorology 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Analysis of current meteorological data. Description of a geostrophic, hydrostatic atmosphere. Ageostrophic circulations and hydrostatic instabilities. Kinematic and thermodynamic methods of computing vertical motions. Tropical and extratropical condensation rates. Barotropic and equivalent barotropic atmospheres.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Fall
- 2 hours lecture; 2 hours laboratory
- Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MATH 314, MATH 315, or permission of instructor

ATOC 541
Synoptic Meteorology 2
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Analysis of current meteorological data. Quasi-geostrophic theory, including the omega equation, as it relates to extratropical cyclone and anticyclone development. Frontogenesis and frontal circulations in the lower and upper troposphere. Cumulus convection and its relationship to tropical and extratropical circulations. Diagnostic case study work.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Winter
- 2 hours lecture; 2 hours laboratory
- Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ATOC 412 and ATOC 540 or permission of instructor.

ATOC 546
Current Weather Discussion
1 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Half-hour briefing on atmospheric general circulation and current weather around the world using satellite data, radar observations, conventional weather maps, and analyses and forecasts produced by computer techniques.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Winter
- 2 hours
- Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ATOC 540 or permission of instructor
- Restriction: Graduate students and final-year Honours Atmospheric Science students. Others by special permission.

COMP 208
Computers in Engineering
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Computer Science (Sci): Introduction to computer systems. Concepts and structures for high level programming. Elements of structured programming using FORTRAN 90 and C. Numerical algorithms such as root finding, numerical integration and differential equations. Non-numerical algorithms for sorting and searching.

Offered by: Computer Science

- 3 hours
- Prerequisite: differential and integral calculus.
- Corequisite: linear algebra: determinants, vectors, matrix operations.
- Restrictions: COMP 202 and COMP 208 cannot both be taken for credit. COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students interested in scientific computations. Credits for either of these courses will not count towards the 60-credit Major in Computer Science. COMP 208 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250.

- Terms
- Instructors
- Nathan Friedman
- Nathan Friedman, Wenbo He

MATH 222
Calculus 3
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Taylor series, Taylor's theorem in one and several variables. Review of vector geometry. Partial differentiation, directional derivative. Extreme of functions of 2 or 3 variables. Parametric curves and arc length. Polar and spherical coordinates. Multiple integrals.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Terms
- Instructors
- Jian-Jun Xu
- Gantumur Tsogtgerel

MATH 223
Linear Algebra
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Review of matrix algebra, determinants and systems of linear equations. Vector spaces, linear operators and their matrix representations, orthogonality. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of Hermitian matrices. Applications.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Fall and Winter
- Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent
- Restriction: Not open to students in Mathematics programs nor to students who have taken or are taking MATH 236, MATH 247 or MATH 251. It is open to students in Faculty Programs

- Terms
- Instructors
- There are no professors associated with this course for the
*2014* academic year.

MATH 314
Advanced Calculus
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Derivative as a matrix. Chain rule. Implicit functions. Constrained maxima and minima. Jacobians. Multiple integration. Line and surface integrals. Theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss. Fourier series with applications.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Terms
- Instructors
- Ivo Klemes
- Neville G F Sancho

MATH 315
Ordinary Differential Eqns
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): First order ordinary differential equations including elementary numerical methods. Linear differential equations. Laplace transforms. Series solutions.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

PHYS 230
Dynamics of Simple Systems
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Translational motion under Newton's laws; forces, momentum, work/energy theorem. Special relativity; Lorentz transforms, relativistic mechanics, mass/energy equivalence. Topics in rotational dynamics. Noninertial frames.

Offered by: Physics

- Fall
- 3 hours lectures
- Prerequisite: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 131.
- Corequisite: MATH 222
- Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 251

PHYS 232
Heat and Waves
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: The laws of thermodynamics and their consequences. Thermodynamics of P-V-T systems and simple heat engines. Free, driven, and damped harmonic oscillators. Coupled systems and normal modes. Fourier methods. Wave motion and dispersion. The wave equation.

Offered by: Physics

- Winter
- 3 hours lectures
- Prerequisites: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 142, and CEGEP chemistry or CHEM 120, and PHYS 230.
- Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 253

PHYS 257
Experimental Methods 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Introductory laboratory work and data analysis as related to mechanics, optics and thermodynamics. Introduction to computers as they are employed for laboratory work, for data analysis and for numerical computation. Previous experience with computers is an asset, but is not required.

Offered by: Physics

- Terms
- Instructors
- Andreas T Warburton, Edith M Engelberg

### Complementary Courses (15 credits)

#### Statistics requirement

3-6 credits from the following courses. Students usually take MATH 203 or both MATH 323 and MATH 324

MATH 203
Principles of Statistics 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Examples of statistical data and the use of graphical means to summarize the data. Basic distributions arising in the natural and behavioural sciences. The logical meaning of a test of significance and a confidence interval. Tests of significance and confidence intervals in the one and two sample setting (means, variances and proportions).

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- No calculus prerequisites
- Restriction: This course is intended for students in all disciplines. For extensive course restrictions covering statistics courses see Section 3.6.1 of the Arts and of the Science sections of the calendar regarding course overlaps.
- You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar. Students should consult http://www.mcgill.ca/student-records/transfercredits/ for information regarding transfer credits for this course.

- Terms
- Instructors
- David B Wolfson
- Jose Andres Correa

MATH 323
Probability
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Sample space, events, conditional probability, independence of events, Bayes' Theorem. Basic combinatorial probability, random variables, discrete and continuous univariate and multivariate distributions. Independence of random variables. Inequalities, weak law of large numbers, central limit theorem.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Prerequisites: MATH 141 or equivalent.
- Restriction: Intended for students in Science, Engineering and related disciplines, who have had differential and integral calculus
- Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 356

- Terms
- Instructors
- William J Anderson
- Djivede A Kelome

MATH 324
Statistics
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Sampling distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, contingency tables, nonparametric inference, regression, Bayesian inference.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Fall and Winter
- Prerequisite: MATH 323 or equivalent
- Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 357
- You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.

- Terms
- Instructors
- Christian Genest
- Russell Steele

#### Physics requirement

3 credits selected from:

PHYS 333
Thermal & Statistical Physics
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Introductory equilibrium statistical mechanics. Quantum states, probabilities, ensemble averages. Entropy, temperature, Boltzmann factor, chemical potential. Photons and phonons. Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions; applications.

Offered by: Physics

- Winter
- 3 hours lectures
- Prerequisite: PHYS 232
- Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 362

PHYS 340
Majors Electricity & Magnetism
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: The electrostatic field and scalar potential. Dielectric properties of matter. Energy in the electrostatic field. Methods for solving problems in electrostatics. The magnetic field. Induction and inductance. Energy in the magnetic field. Magnetic properties of matter. Maxwell's equations. The dipole approximation.

Offered by: Physics

#### General requirement

6 - 9 credits selected from the following

ATOC 419
Advances in Chem of Atmosphere
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Selected areas of atmospheric chemistry from field and laboratory to theoretical modelling are examined. The principles of atmospheric reactions (gas, liquid and heterogeneous phases in aerosols and clouds) and issues related to chemical global change will be explored.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Symbols:
- Taught only in alternate years

- Terms
- This course is not scheduled for the
*2014* academic year

- Instructors
- There are no professors associated with this course for the
*2014* academic year.

ATOC 515
Turbulence in Atmosph&Oceans
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Application of statistical and semi-empirical methods to the study of geophysical turbulence. Reynolds' equations, dimensional analysis, and similarity. The surface and planetary boundary layers. Oceanic mixed layer. Theories of isotropic two- and three- dimensional turbulence: energy and enstrophy inertial ranges. Beta turbulence.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Winter
- 3 hours lecture
- Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MATH 314, MATH 315, a previous course in fluid dynamics (such as ATOC 512), or permission of instructor

- Symbols:
- Taught only in alternate years

ATOC 521
Cloud Physics
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Review of dry and moist atmospheric thermodynamics concepts. Atmospheric aerosols, nucleation of water and ice. Formation and growth of cloud droplets and ice crystals. Initiation of precipitation. Severe storms and hail. Weather modification. Numerical cloud models.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- 3 hours
- Prerequisites (Undergraduates): ATOC 315, MATH 314, and MATH 315, or permission of instructor.
- Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ATOC 621.

ATOC 525
Atmospheric Radiation
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Solar and terrestrial radiation. Interactions of molecules, aerosols, clouds, and precipitation with radiation of various wavelengths. Radiative transfer through the clear and cloudy atmosphere. Radiation budgets. Satellite and ground-based measurements. Climate implications.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

CHEM 419
Course not available

GEOG 322
Environmental Hydrology
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Geography: Quantitative, experimental study of the principles governing the movement of water at or near the Earth's surface and how the research relates to the chemistry and biology of ecosystems.

Offered by: Geography

- Winter
- 3 hours
- Prerequisite: GEOG 203 or equivalent

- Terms
- Instructors
- Nigel Thomas Roulet, Bernhard L Lehner

GEOG 372
Running Water Environments
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Geography: The course focuses on the physical habitat conditions found in streams, rivers, estuaries and deltas. Based on the laws governing flow of water and sediment transport, it emphasizes differences among these environments, in terms of channel form, flow patterns, substrate composition and mode of evolution. Flooding, damming, channelisation, forestry impacts.

Offered by: Geography

MATH 317
Numerical Analysis
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Error analysis. Numerical solutions of equations by iteration. Interpolation. Numerical differentiation and integration. Introduction to numerical solutions of differential equations.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Terms
- Instructors
- There are no professors associated with this course for the
*2014* academic year.

MATH 319
Intro to Partial Diff Equas
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): First order equations, geometric theory; second order equations, classification; Laplace, wave and heat equations, Sturm-Liouville theory, Fourier series, boundary and initial value problems.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 423
Regression&Anal of Variance
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Least-squares estimators and their properties. Analysis of variance. Linear models with general covariance. Multivariate normal and chi-squared distributions; quadratic forms. General linear hypothesis: F-test and t-test. Prediction and confidence intervals. Transformations and residual plot. Balanced designs.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 555
Fluid Dynamics
4 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Kinematics. Dynamics of general fluids. Inviscid fluids, Navier-Stokes equations. Exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equations. Low and high Reynolds number flow.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Symbols:
- Taught only in alternate years

- Terms
- This course is not scheduled for the
*2014* academic year

- Instructors
- There are no professors associated with this course for the
*2014* academic year.

PHYS 241
Signal Processing
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Linear circuit elements, resonance, network theorems, diodes, transistors, amplifiers, feedback, integrated circuits.

Offered by: Physics

- Winter
- 2 hours lectures; 3 hours laboratory alternate weeks
- Prerequisite: CEGEP physics or PHYS 142.

PHYS 331
Topics in Classical Mechanics
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Forced and damped oscillators, Newtonian mechanics in three dimensions, rotational motion, Lagrangian mechanics, small vibrations, normal modes. Introduction to Hamiltonian mechanics.

Offered by: Physics

PHYS 340
Majors Electricity & Magnetism
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: The electrostatic field and scalar potential. Dielectric properties of matter. Energy in the electrostatic field. Methods for solving problems in electrostatics. The magnetic field. Induction and inductance. Energy in the magnetic field. Magnetic properties of matter. Maxwell's equations. The dipole approximation.

Offered by: Physics

PHYS 342
Majors Electromagnetic Waves
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Maxwell's equations. The wave equation. The electromagnetic wave, reflection, refraction, polarization. Guided waves. Transmission lines and wave guides. Vector potential. Radiation. The elemental dipole; the half-wave dipole; vertical dipole; folded dipoles; Yagi antennas. Accelerating charged particles.

Offered by: Physics

PHYS 432
Physics of Fluids
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: The physical properties of fluids. The kinematics and dynamics of flow. The effects of viscosity and turbulence. Applications of fluid mechanics in biophysics, geophysics and engineering.

Offered by: Physics

#### Restrictions

## Atmospheric Chemistry Option (61 credits)

### Required Courses (55 credits)

ATOC 214
Intro:Physics of the Atmosph
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: An introduction to physical meteorology designed for students in the physical sciences. Topics include: composition of the atmosphere; heat transfer; the upper atmosphere; atmospheric optics; formation of clouds and precipitation; instability; adiabatic charts.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Fall
- 3 hours lecture
- Prerequisite: CEGEP Physics, or the combination of PHYS 131 and PHYS 142, or permission of instructor.

ATOC 215
Oceans, Weather and Climate
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Laws of motion, geostrophic wind, gradient wind. General circulation of the atmosphere and oceans, local circulation features. Air-sea interaction, including hurricanes and sea-ice formation, extra-tropical weather systems and fronts, role of the atmosphere and oceans in climate.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Winter
- 3 hours lecture
- Prerequisite: ATOC 214

ATOC 309
Weather Radars and Satellites
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Basic notions of radiative transfer and applications of satellite and radar data to mesoscale and synoptic-scale systems are discussed. Emphasis will be put on the contribution of remote sensing to atmospheric and oceanic sciences.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Winter
- 3 hours lecture
- Prerequisite: ATOC 215

ATOC 315
Thermodynamics and Convection
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Buoyancy, stability, and vertical oscillations. Dry and moist adiabatic processes. Resulting dry and precipitating convective circulations from the small scale to the global scale. Mesoscale precipitation systems from the cell to convective complexes. Severe convection, downbursts, mesocyclones.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Terms
- Instructors
- There are no professors associated with this course for the
*2014* academic year.

ATOC 412
Course not available

ATOC 419
Advances in Chem of Atmosphere
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Selected areas of atmospheric chemistry from field and laboratory to theoretical modelling are examined. The principles of atmospheric reactions (gas, liquid and heterogeneous phases in aerosols and clouds) and issues related to chemical global change will be explored.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Symbols:
- Taught only in alternate years

- Terms
- This course is not scheduled for the
*2014* academic year

- Instructors
- There are no professors associated with this course for the
*2014* academic year.

ATOC 540
Synoptic Meteorology 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Analysis of current meteorological data. Description of a geostrophic, hydrostatic atmosphere. Ageostrophic circulations and hydrostatic instabilities. Kinematic and thermodynamic methods of computing vertical motions. Tropical and extratropical condensation rates. Barotropic and equivalent barotropic atmospheres.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Fall
- 2 hours lecture; 2 hours laboratory
- Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MATH 314, MATH 315, or permission of instructor

ATOC 541
Synoptic Meteorology 2
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Analysis of current meteorological data. Quasi-geostrophic theory, including the omega equation, as it relates to extratropical cyclone and anticyclone development. Frontogenesis and frontal circulations in the lower and upper troposphere. Cumulus convection and its relationship to tropical and extratropical circulations. Diagnostic case study work.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Winter
- 2 hours lecture; 2 hours laboratory
- Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ATOC 412 and ATOC 540 or permission of instructor.

ATOC 546
Current Weather Discussion
1 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Half-hour briefing on atmospheric general circulation and current weather around the world using satellite data, radar observations, conventional weather maps, and analyses and forecasts produced by computer techniques.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Winter
- 2 hours
- Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ATOC 540 or permission of instructor
- Restriction: Graduate students and final-year Honours Atmospheric Science students. Others by special permission.

CHEM 223
Intro Phys Chem 1
2 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Chemistry: Kinetics 1: Gas laws, kinetic theory of collisions. Thermodynamics: Zeroth law of thermodynamics. First law of thermodynamics, heat capacity, enthalpy, thermochemistry, bond energies. Second law of thermodynamics; the entropy and free energy functions. Third law of thermodynamics, absolute entropies, free energies, Maxwell relations and chemical and thermodynamic equilibrium states.

Offered by: Chemistry

CHEM 243
Intro Phys Chem 2
2 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Chemistry: Heterogeneous equilibrium: phase rule and phase diagrams. Ideal solutions, colligative properties, solubility. Electrochemistry, Debye-HĂĽckel Theory. Kinetics 2: Transition State Theory, complex reactions, free-radical reactions, chain reactions, catalysis, reactions at surfaces, ionic effects of reactions in solution, photochemistry.

Offered by: Chemistry

CHEM 253
Intro Phys Chem 1 Lab
1 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Chemistry: Illustrative experiments in physical chemistry. Laboratory section of CHEM 223.

Offered by: Chemistry

- Terms
- Instructors
- Amy S Blum, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier

CHEM 263
Intro Phys Chem 2 Lab
1 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Chemistry: Illustrative experiments in physical chemistry. Laboratory section of CHEM 243.

Offered by: Chemistry

- Terms
- Instructors
- Amy S Blum, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Amy S Blum

CHEM 419
Course not available

COMP 208
Computers in Engineering
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Computer Science (Sci): Introduction to computer systems. Concepts and structures for high level programming. Elements of structured programming using FORTRAN 90 and C. Numerical algorithms such as root finding, numerical integration and differential equations. Non-numerical algorithms for sorting and searching.

Offered by: Computer Science

- 3 hours
- Prerequisite: differential and integral calculus.
- Corequisite: linear algebra: determinants, vectors, matrix operations.
- Restrictions: COMP 202 and COMP 208 cannot both be taken for credit. COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students interested in scientific computations. Credits for either of these courses will not count towards the 60-credit Major in Computer Science. COMP 208 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250.

- Terms
- Instructors
- Nathan Friedman
- Nathan Friedman, Wenbo He

MATH 222
Calculus 3
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Taylor series, Taylor's theorem in one and several variables. Review of vector geometry. Partial differentiation, directional derivative. Extreme of functions of 2 or 3 variables. Parametric curves and arc length. Polar and spherical coordinates. Multiple integrals.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Terms
- Instructors
- Jian-Jun Xu
- Gantumur Tsogtgerel

MATH 223
Linear Algebra
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Review of matrix algebra, determinants and systems of linear equations. Vector spaces, linear operators and their matrix representations, orthogonality. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of Hermitian matrices. Applications.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Fall and Winter
- Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent
- Restriction: Not open to students in Mathematics programs nor to students who have taken or are taking MATH 236, MATH 247 or MATH 251. It is open to students in Faculty Programs

- Terms
- Instructors
- There are no professors associated with this course for the
*2014* academic year.

MATH 314
Advanced Calculus
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Derivative as a matrix. Chain rule. Implicit functions. Constrained maxima and minima. Jacobians. Multiple integration. Line and surface integrals. Theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss. Fourier series with applications.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Terms
- Instructors
- Ivo Klemes
- Neville G F Sancho

MATH 315
Ordinary Differential Eqns
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): First order ordinary differential equations including elementary numerical methods. Linear differential equations. Laplace transforms. Series solutions.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

PHYS 230
Dynamics of Simple Systems
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Translational motion under Newton's laws; forces, momentum, work/energy theorem. Special relativity; Lorentz transforms, relativistic mechanics, mass/energy equivalence. Topics in rotational dynamics. Noninertial frames.

Offered by: Physics

- Fall
- 3 hours lectures
- Prerequisite: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 131.
- Corequisite: MATH 222
- Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 251

PHYS 232
Heat and Waves
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: The laws of thermodynamics and their consequences. Thermodynamics of P-V-T systems and simple heat engines. Free, driven, and damped harmonic oscillators. Coupled systems and normal modes. Fourier methods. Wave motion and dispersion. The wave equation.

Offered by: Physics

- Winter
- 3 hours lectures
- Prerequisites: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 142, and CEGEP chemistry or CHEM 120, and PHYS 230.
- Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 253

PHYS 257
Experimental Methods 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Introductory laboratory work and data analysis as related to mechanics, optics and thermodynamics. Introduction to computers as they are employed for laboratory work, for data analysis and for numerical computation. Previous experience with computers is an asset, but is not required.

Offered by: Physics

- Terms
- Instructors
- Andreas T Warburton, Edith M Engelberg

#### Restrictions

### Complementary Courses (6 credits)

#### Statistics requirement (3 credits)

*3 credits from the following*

MATH 203
Principles of Statistics 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Examples of statistical data and the use of graphical means to summarize the data. Basic distributions arising in the natural and behavioural sciences. The logical meaning of a test of significance and a confidence interval. Tests of significance and confidence intervals in the one and two sample setting (means, variances and proportions).

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- No calculus prerequisites
- Restriction: This course is intended for students in all disciplines. For extensive course restrictions covering statistics courses see Section 3.6.1 of the Arts and of the Science sections of the calendar regarding course overlaps.
- You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar. Students should consult http://www.mcgill.ca/student-records/transfercredits/ for information regarding transfer credits for this course.

- Terms
- Instructors
- David B Wolfson
- Jose Andres Correa

MATH 324
Statistics
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Sampling distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, contingency tables, nonparametric inference, regression, Bayesian inference.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Fall and Winter
- Prerequisite: MATH 323 or equivalent
- Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 357
- You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.

- Terms
- Instructors
- Christian Genest
- Russell Steele

#### General Complementary Courses

*3 credits from*

ATOC 515
Turbulence in Atmosph&Oceans
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Application of statistical and semi-empirical methods to the study of geophysical turbulence. Reynolds' equations, dimensional analysis, and similarity. The surface and planetary boundary layers. Oceanic mixed layer. Theories of isotropic two- and three- dimensional turbulence: energy and enstrophy inertial ranges. Beta turbulence.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Winter
- 3 hours lecture
- Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MATH 314, MATH 315, a previous course in fluid dynamics (such as ATOC 512), or permission of instructor

- Symbols:
- Taught only in alternate years

ATOC 521
Cloud Physics
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Review of dry and moist atmospheric thermodynamics concepts. Atmospheric aerosols, nucleation of water and ice. Formation and growth of cloud droplets and ice crystals. Initiation of precipitation. Severe storms and hail. Weather modification. Numerical cloud models.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- 3 hours
- Prerequisites (Undergraduates): ATOC 315, MATH 314, and MATH 315, or permission of instructor.
- Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ATOC 621.

ATOC 525
Atmospheric Radiation
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Solar and terrestrial radiation. Interactions of molecules, aerosols, clouds, and precipitation with radiation of various wavelengths. Radiative transfer through the clear and cloudy atmosphere. Radiation budgets. Satellite and ground-based measurements. Climate implications.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

CHEM 307
Course not available

CHEM 367
Instrumental Analysis 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Chemistry: An introduction to modern instrumental analysis emphasizing chromatography, electrochemical methods and computational data analysis. Analytical methods to be examined in detail include gas-liquid and high performance liquid chromatography, LC mass spectrometry, and advanced electro-analysis techniques

Offered by: Chemistry

- Terms
- Instructors
- Janine Mauzeroll, Eric Dunbar Salin, Joan F Power, Joan F Power, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier

CHEM 367
Instrumental Analysis 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Chemistry: An introduction to modern instrumental analysis emphasizing chromatography, electrochemical methods and computational data analysis. Analytical methods to be examined in detail include gas-liquid and high performance liquid chromatography, LC mass spectrometry, and advanced electro-analysis techniques

Offered by: Chemistry

- Terms
- Instructors
- Janine Mauzeroll, Eric Dunbar Salin, Joan F Power, Joan F Power, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier

CHEM 575
Chemical Kinetics
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Chemistry: Kinetic laws, measurement of reaction rates, transition state and collision theory, experimental techniques in reaction kinetics, reaction mechanisms, RRKM theory, Marcus theory of electron transfer, photochemistry and catalysis. Recent developments and their application to chemical and biological problems. Elementary reactions in gas, solution and solid phases and on surfaces.

Offered by: Chemistry

EPSC 542
Chemical Oceanography
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Earth & Planetary Sciences: History of chemical oceanography. Seawater composition and definition of salinity/chlorinity. Minor and trace-element distribution in the ocean. Geochemical mass balance. Dissolved gases in sea water. CO2 and the carbonate system. Chemical speciation. Physical chemistry of seawater. Organic matter and the carbon cycle in the marine environment. Sediment geochemistry.

Offered by: Earth & Planetary Sciences

- Fall
- 3 hours lectures
- Prerequisites: CHEM 213, CHEM 257 or equivalents, or registration in the Graduate Program in Oceanography.

- Terms
- This course is not scheduled for the
*2014* academic year

- Instructors
- There are no professors associated with this course for the
*2014* academic year.

MATH 317
Numerical Analysis
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Error analysis. Numerical solutions of equations by iteration. Interpolation. Numerical differentiation and integration. Introduction to numerical solutions of differential equations.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Terms
- Instructors
- There are no professors associated with this course for the
*2014* academic year.

MATH 319
Intro to Partial Diff Equas
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): First order equations, geometric theory; second order equations, classification; Laplace, wave and heat equations, Sturm-Liouville theory, Fourier series, boundary and initial value problems.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 423
Regression&Anal of Variance
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Least-squares estimators and their properties. Analysis of variance. Linear models with general covariance. Multivariate normal and chi-squared distributions; quadratic forms. General linear hypothesis: F-test and t-test. Prediction and confidence intervals. Transformations and residual plot. Balanced designs.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

PHYS 241
Signal Processing
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Linear circuit elements, resonance, network theorems, diodes, transistors, amplifiers, feedback, integrated circuits.

Offered by: Physics

- Winter
- 2 hours lectures; 3 hours laboratory alternate weeks
- Prerequisite: CEGEP physics or PHYS 142.

PHYS 331
Topics in Classical Mechanics
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Forced and damped oscillators, Newtonian mechanics in three dimensions, rotational motion, Lagrangian mechanics, small vibrations, normal modes. Introduction to Hamiltonian mechanics.

Offered by: Physics

PHYS 333
Thermal & Statistical Physics
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Introductory equilibrium statistical mechanics. Quantum states, probabilities, ensemble averages. Entropy, temperature, Boltzmann factor, chemical potential. Photons and phonons. Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions; applications.

Offered by: Physics

- Winter
- 3 hours lectures
- Prerequisite: PHYS 232
- Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 362

PHYS 340
Majors Electricity & Magnetism
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: The electrostatic field and scalar potential. Dielectric properties of matter. Energy in the electrostatic field. Methods for solving problems in electrostatics. The magnetic field. Induction and inductance. Energy in the magnetic field. Magnetic properties of matter. Maxwell's equations. The dipole approximation.

Offered by: Physics

PHYS 342
Majors Electromagnetic Waves
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Maxwell's equations. The wave equation. The electromagnetic wave, reflection, refraction, polarization. Guided waves. Transmission lines and wave guides. Vector potential. Radiation. The elemental dipole; the half-wave dipole; vertical dipole; folded dipoles; Yagi antennas. Accelerating charged particles.

Offered by: Physics

## Joint Atmospheric Science - Physics (67 credits)

This Major provides a solid basis for postgraduate study in meteorology, atmospheric physics, or related fields, as well as the necessary preparation for embarking on a professional career as a meteorologist directly after the B.Sc.

The program is jointly administered by the Department of Physics and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Students should consult undergraduate advisers in both departments.

### Required Courses (64 credits)

ATOC 214
Intro:Physics of the Atmosph
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: An introduction to physical meteorology designed for students in the physical sciences. Topics include: composition of the atmosphere; heat transfer; the upper atmosphere; atmospheric optics; formation of clouds and precipitation; instability; adiabatic charts.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Fall
- 3 hours lecture
- Prerequisite: CEGEP Physics, or the combination of PHYS 131 and PHYS 142, or permission of instructor.

ATOC 215
Oceans, Weather and Climate
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Laws of motion, geostrophic wind, gradient wind. General circulation of the atmosphere and oceans, local circulation features. Air-sea interaction, including hurricanes and sea-ice formation, extra-tropical weather systems and fronts, role of the atmosphere and oceans in climate.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Winter
- 3 hours lecture
- Prerequisite: ATOC 214

ATOC 309
Weather Radars and Satellites
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Basic notions of radiative transfer and applications of satellite and radar data to mesoscale and synoptic-scale systems are discussed. Emphasis will be put on the contribution of remote sensing to atmospheric and oceanic sciences.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Winter
- 3 hours lecture
- Prerequisite: ATOC 215

ATOC 315
Thermodynamics and Convection
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Buoyancy, stability, and vertical oscillations. Dry and moist adiabatic processes. Resulting dry and precipitating convective circulations from the small scale to the global scale. Mesoscale precipitation systems from the cell to convective complexes. Severe convection, downbursts, mesocyclones.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Terms
- Instructors
- There are no professors associated with this course for the
*2014* academic year.

ATOC 412
Course not available

ATOC 540
Synoptic Meteorology 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Analysis of current meteorological data. Description of a geostrophic, hydrostatic atmosphere. Ageostrophic circulations and hydrostatic instabilities. Kinematic and thermodynamic methods of computing vertical motions. Tropical and extratropical condensation rates. Barotropic and equivalent barotropic atmospheres.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Fall
- 2 hours lecture; 2 hours laboratory
- Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MATH 314, MATH 315, or permission of instructor

ATOC 541
Synoptic Meteorology 2
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Analysis of current meteorological data. Quasi-geostrophic theory, including the omega equation, as it relates to extratropical cyclone and anticyclone development. Frontogenesis and frontal circulations in the lower and upper troposphere. Cumulus convection and its relationship to tropical and extratropical circulations. Diagnostic case study work.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Winter
- 2 hours lecture; 2 hours laboratory
- Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ATOC 412 and ATOC 540 or permission of instructor.

ATOC 546
Current Weather Discussion
1 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences: Half-hour briefing on atmospheric general circulation and current weather around the world using satellite data, radar observations, conventional weather maps, and analyses and forecasts produced by computer techniques.

Offered by: Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

- Winter
- 2 hours
- Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ATOC 540 or permission of instructor
- Restriction: Graduate students and final-year Honours Atmospheric Science students. Others by special permission.

MATH 222
Calculus 3
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Taylor series, Taylor's theorem in one and several variables. Review of vector geometry. Partial differentiation, directional derivative. Extreme of functions of 2 or 3 variables. Parametric curves and arc length. Polar and spherical coordinates. Multiple integrals.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Terms
- Instructors
- Jian-Jun Xu
- Gantumur Tsogtgerel

MATH 223
Linear Algebra
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Review of matrix algebra, determinants and systems of linear equations. Vector spaces, linear operators and their matrix representations, orthogonality. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of Hermitian matrices. Applications.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Fall and Winter
- Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent
- Restriction: Not open to students in Mathematics programs nor to students who have taken or are taking MATH 236, MATH 247 or MATH 251. It is open to students in Faculty Programs

- Terms
- Instructors
- There are no professors associated with this course for the
*2014* academic year.

MATH 314
Advanced Calculus
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Derivative as a matrix. Chain rule. Implicit functions. Constrained maxima and minima. Jacobians. Multiple integration. Line and surface integrals. Theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss. Fourier series with applications.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

- Terms
- Instructors
- Ivo Klemes
- Neville G F Sancho

MATH 315
Ordinary Differential Eqns
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): First order ordinary differential equations including elementary numerical methods. Linear differential equations. Laplace transforms. Series solutions.

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics

PHYS 230
Dynamics of Simple Systems
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Translational motion under Newton's laws; forces, momentum, work/energy theorem. Special relativity; Lorentz transforms, relativistic mechanics, mass/energy equivalence. Topics in rotational dynamics. Noninertial frames.

Offered by: Physics

- Fall
- 3 hours lectures
- Prerequisite: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 131.
- Corequisite: MATH 222
- Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 251

PHYS 232
Heat and Waves
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: The laws of thermodynamics and their consequences. Thermodynamics of P-V-T systems and simple heat engines. Free, driven, and damped harmonic oscillators. Coupled systems and normal modes. Fourier methods. Wave motion and dispersion. The wave equation.

Offered by: Physics

- Winter
- 3 hours lectures
- Prerequisites: CEGEP Physics or PHYS 142, and CEGEP chemistry or CHEM 120, and PHYS 230.
- Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 253

PHYS 257
Experimental Methods 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Introductory laboratory work and data analysis as related to mechanics, optics and thermodynamics. Introduction to computers as they are employed for laboratory work, for data analysis and for numerical computation. Previous experience with computers is an asset, but is not required.

Offered by: Physics

- Terms
- Instructors
- Andreas T Warburton, Edith M Engelberg

PHYS 258
Experimental Methods 2
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Advanced laboratory work and data analysis as related to mechanics, optics and thermodynamics. Computers will be employed routinely for data analysis and for numerical computation, and, particularly, to facilitate the use of Fourier methods.

Offered by: Physics

- Winter
- 6 hours of laboratory and classroom work
- Prerequisite: PHYS 257

- Terms
- Instructors
- Andreas T Warburton, Andreas T Warburton, Edith M Engelberg

PHYS 331
Topics in Classical Mechanics
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Forced and damped oscillators, Newtonian mechanics in three dimensions, rotational motion, Lagrangian mechanics, small vibrations, normal modes. Introduction to Hamiltonian mechanics.

Offered by: Physics

PHYS 333
Thermal & Statistical Physics
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Introductory equilibrium statistical mechanics. Quantum states, probabilities, ensemble averages. Entropy, temperature, Boltzmann factor, chemical potential. Photons and phonons. Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions; applications.

Offered by: Physics

- Winter
- 3 hours lectures
- Prerequisite: PHYS 232
- Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 362

PHYS 339
Measurements Lab in Gen Phys
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Introduction to modern techniques of measurement. The use of computers in performing and analysing experiments. Data reduction, statistical methods, report writing. Extensive use of computers is made in this laboratory; therefore some familiarity with computers and computing is an advantage.

Offered by: Physics

- Winter
- 6 hours
- Prerequisite: PHYS 241 or permission of instructor

PHYS 340
Majors Electricity & Magnetism
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: The electrostatic field and scalar potential. Dielectric properties of matter. Energy in the electrostatic field. Methods for solving problems in electrostatics. The magnetic field. Induction and inductance. Energy in the magnetic field. Magnetic properties of matter. Maxwell's equations. The dipole approximation.

Offered by: Physics

PHYS 342
Majors Electromagnetic Waves
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Maxwell's equations. The wave equation. The electromagnetic wave, reflection, refraction, polarization. Guided waves. Transmission lines and wave guides. Vector potential. Radiation. The elemental dipole; the half-wave dipole; vertical dipole; folded dipoles; Yagi antennas. Accelerating charged particles.

Offered by: Physics

PHYS 446
Majors Quantum Physics
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: de Broglie waves, Bohr atom. Schroedinger equation, wave functions, observables. One dimensional potentials. Schroedinger equation in three dimensions. Angular momentum, hydrogen atom. Spin, experimental consequences.

Offered by: Physics

### Complementary Courses (3 credits)

*Students select one of the following courses*

PHYS 432
Physics of Fluids
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: The physical properties of fluids. The kinematics and dynamics of flow. The effects of viscosity and turbulence. Applications of fluid mechanics in biophysics, geophysics and engineering.

Offered by: Physics

PHYS 434
Optics
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Geometrical optics, wave optics, lasers, Fourier transform spectroscopy, holography, optical data processing, stellar interferometry.

Offered by: Physics

- Winter
- 3 hours lectures
- Prerequisite: PHYS 342 or PHYS 352, or permission of the instructor

PHYS 439
Majors Lab in Modern Physics
3 Credits
Offered in the:

- Fall
- Winter
- Summer

Physics: Advanced level experiments in modern physics stressing quantum effects and some properties of condensed matter.

Offered by: Physics

- Fall
- 6 hours
- Prerequisite: PHYS 339.
- Corequisite: PHYS 446
- Restriction: Not open to students with credit in PHYS 359 except with permission of instructor

- Terms
- Instructors
- Fritz Buchinger, Brigitte Vachon, Mark Sutton