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, 5th edition, with Mastering Physics, by Randall Knight
- Breadth requirement
- Distribution requirement
This course also includes a lab component.
Term test dates for 2021:
Term Test 1: Monday, October 18, 7 pm -9 pm. Makeup TBA
Term Test 2: Monday, November 29, 7 pm – 9 pm. Makeup TBA
eText plus mastering physics:
Knight 5e – Physics Scientists and Engineers 5e eBook plus Mastering Physics
Mastering Physics only:
Mastering Physics – no e-Text
- course title
- year of study
- 1st year
- time and location
36L: LEC0101: MWF12 or LEC0201: MWF1, all lectures in MP102 30P: T9-12/T1-4/W9-12/W2-5/W6-9/R9-12/R1-4/F9-12/F2-5 Students may add or change a Practical (P) section via ACORN until September 12, 2021. Starting September 13, 2021, adding or changing of Practical sections must be requested online at: https://sites.physics.utoronto.ca/ugrad/course-forms/practical-sections-forms.
- practical coordinator