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PHY151H1
Foundations of Physics I

Official description

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.

Prerequisite
MCV4U Calculus and Vectors/MCB4U Functions and Calculus; SPH4U Physics
Co-requisite
MAT137Y1/157Y1
Exclusion
PHY131H1/PHY110Y1/PHY138Y1/PHY140Y1
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Textbook
                            Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 4th edition, with Mastering Physics, by Randall Knight
                        
Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI

Additional information

This course also includes a lab component.

course title
PHY151H1
session
fall
year of study
1st year
time and location
36L: LEC0101: MWF12 or LEC0201: MWF1 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
Harlow, Jason
Jason Harlow
416-978-5493
MP129E
instructors

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
Asynchronous
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.