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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/MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1 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.

course title
year of study
1st year
time and location
36L: LEC0101: MWF11: Online Synchronous 20P: M1-3/M3-5/T10-12/T1-3/T3-5/W1-3/W3-5/W6-8/R10-12/R12-2/R2-4/F9-12/F2-4: Online Synchronous Lectures will also be available asynchronously. For the Practicals, these will be partly doable asynchronously, but there will be a portion for which synchronous participation is required. Students are required to participate in synchronous midterm assessment quizzes online on Tuesday evenings from 8:10-8:40pm, Toronto time. All students are expected to clear their schedules at these times. If a conflict is unavoidable, individual accommodations will involve a scheduled private make-up quiz of the same duration and difficulty level, delivered by the instructor or one of the TAs via video teleconferencing software. During these make-up quizzes, students will be required to have their camera and microphone on, in order to show a T-card and provide answers orally, and the invigilator may ask follow-up questions in real time.
Harlow, Jason
Jason Harlow
practical coordinator
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Carolyn Sealfon

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.