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]]>**Credit Weight:** 05 **Prerequisite(s):** Permission of the Department **Description**: A course with topics that may vary from year to year. **SpecialTopic:** Y **Offering:** 3-0; or 3-0

The post Physics 4351 Nuclear Physics appeared first on Lakehead University - CourseGuru.

]]>**Credit Weight:** 0.5 **Prerequisite(s):** Permission of the Department **Description**: Natural radioactivity, growth and decay of radioactive species. Nuclear properties, masses, stability, charge, radius, moments. Nuclear effects in spectroscopy. Nuclear models, radioactive decay processes. Nuclear reaction mechanisms, nuclear forces. Interaction of radiation and nuclear particles with matter. Nuclear detectors and measurement of energy and radiation intensity. Production of high-energy charged particles. **Offering:** 0-0; 3-0

The post Physics 4411 Advanced Experimental Physics I appeared first on Lakehead University - CourseGuru.

]]>**Credit Weight:** 0.5 **Prerequisite(s):** Permission of the Department **Description**: The experiments will be based on fourth year physics courses. Topics considered will include several of the following: x-ray diffraction and crystal structure determination, investigation of laser types and applications, and the use of dispersive and interferometric optical spectrometers. **Offering:** 0-4; 0-0

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The post Physics 4501 Research Topic for Students in Physics appeared first on Lakehead University - CourseGuru.

]]>**Credit Weight:** 1.0 **Prerequisite(s):** Permission of the Department **Description**: A research project, chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor, will be conducted under the supervision of that advisor. The student will prepare a thesis and present a Physics Department seminar.

The post Physics 3411 Computational Physics appeared first on Lakehead University - CourseGuru.

]]>**Credit Weight:** 0.5 **Prerequisite(s):** Permission of the Department **Description**: Computer simulation of problems in physics with emphasis on the physical content of the problems. Simulation topics will include: linear and nonlinear systems, dynamical chaos, dynamics of many-particle systems, electrodynamics, and quantum systems. The techniques applied will include: finite element method, fast fourier transform, interpolation, numerical quadrature, and difference equations. **Offering:** 0-0; 2-4

The post Physics 3511 Biological Physics appeared first on Lakehead University - CourseGuru.

]]>**Credit Weight:** 0.5 **Prerequisite(s):** Physics 1101 or 1113/1133 **Description**: The fundamental physics governing biological processes: Structure and function of membranes, transport, Fick’s Laws and osmosis, electrical properties of cells, Hodgkin-Huxley model, structure and function of ion channels, structure and function of proteins, protein folding and aggregation, genomics and protenomics, bioinformatics, recent applications of experimental physics techniques to biology. **Offering:** 0-0; 3-0

The post Physics 3611 Computer Acquisition and Control appeared first on Lakehead University - CourseGuru.

]]>**Credit Weight:** 0.5 **Prerequisite(s):** Physics 3231 **Description**: This course will introduce techniques for making physical measurements using computer-based instrumentation. The course also acts as an introduction to the graphical programming language LabVIEW. This language finds wide application in physics (and other) disciplines, for computer-based data acquisition and control. **Offering:** 0-0; 0-4

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The post Physics 4113 Classical Mechanics appeared first on Lakehead University - CourseGuru.

]]>**Credit Weight:** 0.5 **Prerequisite(s):** Physics 2111 **Description**: A detailed study of the motion of rigid bodies includes planar motion, impulse and collision, the inertia tensor, principal axes, and motion in three dimensions. Gyroscopic precission and nutation are examined in some detail using Eulerian angles. The second half of the course introduces Lagrangian mechanics, forces of constraint, and the Hamiltonian function. These are applied to the dynamics of coupled oscillating systems and the calculation of normal modes. **Offering:** 3-0; 0-0

The post Physics 4115 Quantum Mechanics II appeared first on Lakehead University - CourseGuru.

]]>**Credit Weight:** 0.5 **Prerequisite(s):** Physics 3113 **Description**: The course will include the following topics: Free particles and Fourier series, Dirac delta-function, vector spaces, axioms, Hermitian operators, uncertainty principle, destruction and creation operators for harmonic oscillators, angular momentum in three dimensions, ladder operators, central potentials, hydrogen atom, spin and the exclusion principle, stationary and time dependent perturbation theory. **Offering:** 3-0; 0-0

The post Physics 4171 Statistical Mechanics and Thermal Physics appeared first on Lakehead University - CourseGuru.

]]>**Credit Weight:** 0.5 **Prerequisite(s):** Permission of the Department **Description**: Statistical methods and probability theory are reviewed, including the binomial, Gaussian, and Poisson distributions. These are applied to systems of particles, and the basic principles of statistical thermodynamics are developed. The concepts of generalized forces, work, heat reservoirs, temperature, entropy, heat capacity, internal energy, the classical ideal gas, partition functions, Gibbs paradox, effusion, the Boltzmann distribution, and the law of mass action are developed. Other topics covered include the Maxwell relations, the van der Waal gas, free and throttled gas expansion, heat engines, and the Clausius-Clapeyron equation (phase transformations). It is shown that statistical mechanics draws from most other branches of physics and mathematics. **Offering:** 3-0; 0-0

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]]>**Credit Weight:** 0.5 **Prerequisite(s):** Physics 3211 **Description**: Maxwell’s equations, Fresnel’s equations, the equation of continuity and Poynting vector applications are reviewed. Scalar and vector potentials, the gauge transformation, and the inhomogeneous wave equation are discussed. Retarded potentials with applications to dipole radiation, the half-wave antenna, directed arrays and the diffraction grating are introduced. Wave guide and transmission line theory are discussed. Lienard-Wiechert potentials are introduced and applied to radiation from an accelerated charge. **Offering:** 0-0; 3-0

The post Physics 4277 Relativity appeared first on Lakehead University - CourseGuru.

]]>**Credit Weight:** 0.5 **Prerequisite(s):** Permission of the Department **Description**: Galilean transformations. Special Relativity: Einstein’s axioms, synchronization, spacetime diagrams, Lorentz transformations, and paradoxes. Relativistic Kinematics: velocity transformation, Doppler effect, and changes in shape. Spacetime geometry: four-vectors, causality, light cones, and transformation of four-vectors. Electromagnetism and Relativity: Maxwell’s equations in four-vector form. Relativistic Dynamics: particle collisions, conservation laws, and invariance. **Offering:** 3-0; 0-0

The post Physics 3313 Computer Interfacing appeared first on Lakehead University - CourseGuru.

]]>**Credit Weight:** 0.5 **Prerequisite(s):** Physics 3231 **Description**: Microprocessor register structure and instruction sets with attention given to the Z8 microcomputer. Assembly language programming examples. Examples of interfacing to memory and simple hardware types. Timer/counter applications. Chip select logic and bus interfacing. Microprocessor timing. A/D and D/A conversion with applications. **Offering:** 0-0; 2-3

The post Physics 3371 Solid State Physics appeared first on Lakehead University - CourseGuru.

]]>**Credit Weight:** 0.5 **Prerequisite(s):** Physics 2332 **Description**: Crystal structure, x-ray diffraction, dislocations, band theory, electrons and holes, statistics, junctions, thermionic emission. **Offering:** 0-0; 3-0

The post Physics 2111 Analytical Mechanics appeared first on Lakehead University - CourseGuru.

]]>**Credit Weight:** 0.5 **Prerequisite(s):** Physics 1101 Corequisite(s): Mathematics 2111 **Description**: An in-depth study of Newtonian particle mechanics that involves extensive use of vector calculus and differential equations. The course begins with a review of vector algebra and the development of vector differentiation. Other topics include Newton’s laws and rectilinear motion under non-uniform acceleration; undamped, damped, and forced harmonic motion; conservation and non-conservative force fields; rotating reference frames; Kepler’s laws and planetary motion; and dynamics of systems of particles, collisions, and rocket motion. **Offering:** 0-0; 3-0