Foundations of Physics I
The first physics course in many of the Specialist and Major Programs in Physical Sciences. It provides an introduction to the concepts, approaches and tools the physicist uses to describe the physical world while laying the foundation for classical and modern mechanics. Topics include: mathematics of physics, energy, momentum, conservation laws, kinematics, dynamics and gravity.
- MCV4U Calculus and Vectors/MCB4U Functions and Calculus; SPH4U Physics
- Recommended preparation
Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 4th edition, with Mastering Physics, by Randall Knight
- Breadth requirement
- Distribution requirement
This course also includes a lab component.
- course title
- year of study
- 1st year
- time and location
36L: LEC0101: MWF12, room MP103 or LEC0201: MWF1, Room: MP102, In Person LEC9101: MWF12, Online Synchronous LEC9201 MWF1, Online Synchronous 30P: T9-12/T1-4/W9-12/W2-5/W6-9/R9-12/R1-4/F9-12/F2-5, Room: TBA T9-12/T1-4/W9-12/W2-5/W6-9/R9-12/R1-4/F9-12/F2-5, On line Synchronous It is recommended that students have a computer with a microphone and camera in order to participate in online activities. Students will be expected to watch asynchronous lecture videos prior to class meetings. Recordings of lectures and Practical sessions will also be available for students to view asynchronously
- practical coordinator