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4.9.2.8 Mathematics – Physics and Astronomy Joint Honours Program - Physics 2: Waves and Modern Physics
Active as of Fall 2012



Course Code
PHYS 1070  Credits  
Title Physics 2: Waves and Modern Physics 
Description (Lab Required) (Formerly 016.107) At the heart of modern communications, waves and oscillations are key to understanding the world around us from subatomic scales to biology, traffic flow, the stock market, climate change and the cosmos itself. Learn about the mysterious quantum world, the basis of the latest nanotechnology, where particles are waves and waves are particles. Explore Bohr's model of the atom and discover Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle. This calculus based course addresses the underlying concepts for all modern science and engineering. This course, like Physics 1 (PHYS 1050), is intended for students considering a program in the physical sciences. Not to be held for credit with PHYS 1071, PHYS 1410 (016.141), PHYS 1420 (016.142). Prerequisites: PHYS 1050 (or equivalent - PHYS 1051, 016.105, 016.118) (C) or PHYS 1020 (or equivalent - PHYS 1021, 016.102) (B); and “C” or better in one of MATH 1500, MATH 1501 (136.150), MATH 1510 (136.151), MATH 1520 (136.152), or the former 136.153. Prerequisite or concurrent requirement: one of MATH 1700, MATH 1701, MATH 1690, MATH 1710, or the former 136.173. 
Faculty/School Science 
Department Physics and Astronomy