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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 and Vectors/MHF4U Functions and 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, Room: MP103 20P: W12-2/W2-4/R9-11/R11-1/R1-3/F9-11, Room: MP124 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 (P) section via ACORN until January 16, 2023. Starting January 17, 2023, adding or changing of Practical sections must be requested online at:
practical coordinator
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Carolyn Sealfon
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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.