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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. Lab kit fees of $51 may apply.

(MAT135H1 and MAT136H1)/137Y1/157Y1 recommended, if student continues on in 2nd year courses a full year first year math is required prerequisite
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.

course title
year of study
1st year
time and location
36L: LEC0101: MWF11; LEC0201: Asynchronous Online 20P: M1-3/M3-5/T10-12/T1-3/T3-5/W9-11/W1-3/W3-5/W6-8/R9-11/R11-1/R1-3/F9-11/F1-3 Students/TAs: Room information available on ACORN ( Instructors: Room information available in the LSM Portal ( LEC0201 is Online Asynchronous with in-person assessments. Please refer to the Delivery Instructions for further details. Delivery Instructions In-person lectures will be recorded and posted on Quercus, formative assessments will be available during and outside the class time. Students are expected to attend all summative assessments (quiz, midterms, and a final) and practical sessions in-person. Tests: All term tests will be held on a Tuesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The precise dates will be confirmed on the Quercus course site in early September. Students should try to avoid scheduling tutorials/practicals in other courses in that time slot. If a conflict is unavoidable, students should be available Tuesdays 4:00pm to 6:00pm to write at the alternate sitting. Practicals: Students cannot alternate their Practical, on the same day, with any 100‐level BIO or CHM course lab. Students may add or change a Practical (PRA) section via ACORN until September 16, 2024. Starting September 17, 2024, adding or changing of Practical sections must be requested online at:
practical coordinator
Harlow, Jason
Jason Harlow
Harlow, Jason
Jason Harlow