SPECIALIST PROGRAM IN PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (SCIENCE)

Supervisor: Pawel Artymowicz (416-287-7244) Email: pawel@utsc.utoronto.ca (Fall) and Diana Valencia (416-208-2986) Email: dvalencia@utsc.utoronto.ca (Winter)

This Program provides a framework of courses in the Physical Sciences based upon a firm Mathematical foundation, relating Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics and Statistics. It prepares students for careers in teaching, industry, and government as well as for further studies at the graduate level.

Program Requirements
This program requires 15.5 credits as follows:

First Year:
PHYA10H3 Physics I for the Physical Sciences
PHYA21H3 Physics II for the Physical Sciences
CHMA10H3 Introductory Chemistry I: Structure and Bonding
CHMA11H3 Introductory Chemistry II: Reactions and Mechanisms
MATA30H3 Calculus I for Physical Sciences
MATA23H3 Linear Algebra I
[MATA36H3 Calculus II for Physical Sciences or MATA37H3 Calculus II for Mathematical Sciences]
CSCA20H3 Introduction to Programming*
*Note: CSCA08H3** may be substituted for CSCA20H3

Second Year
PHYB10H3 Intermediate Physics Laboratory I
PHYB56H3 Introduction to Quantum Physics
PHYB21H3 Electricity and Magnetism
PHYB52H3 Thermal Physics
MATB24H3 Linear Algebra II
MATB41H3 Techniques of the Calculus of Several Variables I
MATB42H3 Techniques of the Calculus of Several Variables II
MATB44H3 Differential Equations I

Second or Third Year
PHYB54H3 Mechanics: From Oscillations to Chaos
ASTB23H3 Astrophysics of Stars, Galaxies and the Universe
CHMB20H3 Chemical Thermodynamics and Elementary Kinetics
CHMB21H3 Chemical Structure and Spectroscopy
MATB61H3 Linear Programming
[PSCB57H3 Introduction to Scientific Computing
STAB52H3 An Introduction to Probability]

Third or Fourth Year
4.0 credits from the following:
ASTC25H3 Astrophysics of Planetary Systems
MATC34H3 Complex Variables
MATC46H3 Differential Equations II
PHYC50H3 Electromagnetic Theory
PHYC56H3 Quantum Mechanics I
PHYC11H3 Intermediate Physics Laboratory II
PHYC54H3 Classical Mechanics
PHYD37H3 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
PHYD38H3 Introduction to Nonlinear Systems and Chaos
CSCC37H3 Introduction to Numerical Algorithms for Computational Mathematics
CSCD37H3 Analysis of Numerical Algorithms for Computational Mathematics
PSCD02H3 Current Questions in Mathematics and Science
PHYD26H3 Planetary Geophysics
PSCD50H3 Advanced Topics in Quantum Mechanics
[PHYD01H3 Research Project in Physics and Astrophysics or PHYD72H3 Supervised Reading in Physics and Astrophysics]

*Note: To satisfy prerequisite requirements of upper level Computer Science Courses, students planning to take such courses should take CSCA08H3, rather than CSCA20H3, which is otherwise preferred for this program.