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Introduction to Physics I

Official description

A first university physics course primarily for students not intending to pursue a Specialist or Major program in Physical or Mathematical Sciences. Topics include: classical kinematics & dynamics, momentum, energy, force, friction, work, power, angular momentum, oscillations, waves, sound.

MAT135H1/137Y1/157Y1 recommended but may be required prerequisite in 2nd year Physics courses
Recommended preparation
MCV4U Calculus & Vectors/MHF4U Functions & Calculus, SPH4U Physics
                            ['Etkina, Planinsic, and Van Heuvelen, College Physics, 2nd ed. (Pearson, 2019)']
Breadth requirement
Distribution requirement

Additional information  is a good site to get a overview of the 1st year practicals.

Please note that PHY131H1/PHY151H1 or course equivalent must be done before PHY132H1.

course title
year of study
1st year
time and location
36L: MWF 2-4, Online 20P: MW4-6pm or MW6-8pm, Online

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.
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.