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PHY1031F: General Physics A

PHY1031F is a first-year, first semester, algebra-based introductory course for Science students who do not intend proceeding to second-year courses in Physics. Some calculus may be used.

Coordinator

Steve Peterson, RW James 5.14

Entrance requirements

Students will be expected to have passed NSC Physical Science with at least 60%.

Course outline

MECHANICS: vectors, kinematics, forces, dynamics, momentum, impulse, work, energy, power, collisions, rotation, rotational dynamics, torque, angular momentum, static equilibrium, gravitation.
PROPERTIES OF MATTER: elasticity, hydrostatics, hydrodynamics.
VIBRATIONS AND WAVES: simple harmonic motion, damped oscillations, forced oscillations, resonance, travelling waves, superposition, standing waves, sound waves, sound intensity, Doppler effect.

Lecturers

Course tutors

  • Jake Gordin
  • Kimeel Sooknunan

Course resources