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Third Year Physics Courses
Third Year Physics Courses
"In science there is only Physics; all the rest is stamp
collecting"  Ernest Rutherford, the father of nuclear
physics (Nobel Laureate 1908)
Physics 3060: Electricity and Magnetism
Not offered
in Fall 2016. To be offered as required.
 Coulomb's law; electrostatic field and potential; Gauss' law; conductors; magnetostatics; Ampere's law;
Biot  Savart law; dielectric and magnetic materials, electrostatic and magnetostatic energy; Lorentz force; time varying fields;
Faraday's law; Maxwell's equations.

Prerequisites: Physics 1051 and Mathematics 3260. Math 3260 may be taken concurrently.
 Credit restrictions: Physics 3500.
 Lectures: Three hours per week.
 Laboratory: Three hours per week. (Lab manuals and other information
are available from the Physics
SharePoint site. Use your Grenfell network ID and password to log in.)
 Instructor: Dr. P. Rouleau
Office: FC 2023
Phone: 6376294
EMail: prouleau at grenfell dot mun dot ca
Text: Introduction to Electrodynamics (4th Edition), David J. Griffiths 
Physics 3061: Electromagnetic Theory
Not offered
in 2016/17. To be offered as required.
Maxwell's equations, energy and momentum in electromagnetic systems, EM waves, potentials and fields, dynamical
systems of charges, radiation, the interaction of EM fields with matter, and the relativistic formulation of electromagnetism and its applications.
 Prerequisites: Physics 3060.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
 Instructor: Dr. P. Rouleau
Office: FC 2023
Phone: 6376294
EMail: prouleau at grenfell dot mun dot ca
Physics 3160: Galaxies & Cosmology
This course covers the structure and history of our own Galaxy, the properties of normal and active galaxies, their
formation and evolution. The second part of the course is an overview of cosmological models and their observational background, the
Big Bang, and the evolution and expansion of the Universe.
Physics 3160 is an upper year physics/astronomy course
Prerequisites: Physics 2056 and 2151 and Mathematics 2000. Physics 3220 is recommended.
More information on
these and other
Astronomy courses offered at Grenfell.
Physics 3180: Observational Astrophysics
Theoretical topics including celestial mechanics, continuous and line spectra, stellar structure and nucleosynthesis, and
stellar evolution. Observational topics include planning observations, acquisition of images with a CCD electronic camera, fundamentals of
astronomical image processing, photometry, and stellar spectroscopy using a variety of software packages.
Physics 3180 is an upper year physics/astronomy course
. Prerequisites: Physics 2056 and Mathematics 2000. Physics 2151 is recommended.
Some projects will be done with the Grenfell Observatory
telescope and its instruments, and will require students' participation at nighttime observing sessions.
 Instructor: TBA
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Physics 3220: Classical Mechanics I
Offered
as required.

Kinematics and dynamics of a particle. Moving reference systems. Celestial mechanics. Systems of particles.
 Prerequisites:
 Applied Mathematics 3260 and Physics 1051 (or 1054). AM 3260 may be taken concurrently.
 Lectures: Three hours per week.
 Instructor: Dr. P. Rouleau
Office: FC 2023
Phone: 6376294
EMail: prouleau at grenfell dot mun dot ca
Physics 3250: Elementary Particles & Fields
To be offered in Winter
Term 2017.
 Includes the Standard Model, classification of elementary particles and forces of nature, symmetries, conservation laws,
quark model, quantum electrodynamics, quantum chromodynamics, and the theory of weak interactions.
 Prerequisites: Physics 2056, 2400, Mathematics 3202 and 3260.
Lectures:Three hours per week.
 Instructor: Dr. Aleksandrs Aleksejevs
Office: AS 3021
Phone: 6376200, ext. 6302
EMail: aaleksejevs at grenfell dot mun dot ca
Physics 3400: Thermodynamics

To be offered
in Winter Term 2017.
Covers the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Entropy. Thermodynamics of real substances. Kinetic theory of matter.
Introduction to statistical mechanics.
 Prerequisites: Physics 2053, 2056, Mathematics 2000.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
 Instructor: Dr. P. Rouleau
Office: FC 2023
Phone: 6376294
EMail: prouleau at grenfell dot mun dot ca
Physics 3650: Quantum Mechanics I
To be offered
as required.

Includes a review of elementary quantum physics and covers such topics as wave functions, operators, expectation values, the
Schodinger equation in 1dimension, states and operators in Hilbert space, coordinate and momentum representations, quantum mechanics in three
dimensions, angular momentum, spherically symmetric potentials, and approximation methods.

Prerequisites:
Physics 2056,
3220 and Mathematics 3202. Lectures: Three hours per week.
 Instructor: Dr. Aleksandrs Aleksejevs
Office: AS3021 (new building)
Phone: 6376200, ext. 6302
EMail: aaleksejevs at grenfell dot mun dot ca
Physics 3820: Mathematical Physics II
To be offered
in Winter Term 2017.

Examines the functions of a a complex variable; residue calculus. Introduction to Cartesian tensor analysis. Matrix
eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Diagonalization of tensors. Matrix formulation of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanical spin. Vector
differential operators in curvilinear coordinate systems. Partial differential equations of Mathematical Physics and boundary value
problems; derivation of the classical equations, separation of variables; Helmholtz equation in spherical polar coordinates.

Prerequisites:
Applied Mathematics/Pure Mathematics 3260, and Physics 3810 (or Applied Mathematics/Pure Mathematics
3202). Lectures: Three hours per week.
 Instructor: Dr. Aleksandrs Aleksejevs
Office: AS 3021
Phone: 6376200, ext. 6302
EMail: aaleksejevs at grenfell dot mun dot ca

