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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.

Coordinators

Dr. Steve Peterson - Room 5.14, RW James Building

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