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Introduction to Physics II

Official description

The second university physics course primarily for students not intending to pursue a Specialist or Major program in Physical or Mathematical Sciences.  Topics include:  electricity, magnetism, light, optics, special relativity. Lab kit fees of $50 may apply.

MAT136H1/137Y1/157Y1 recommended, but may be required prerequisite in 2nd year Physics courses
Recommended preparation
Breadth requirement
Distribution requirement

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

Please note that PHY132H1 can not be taken concurrently or before PHY131H1.

course title
year of study
1st year
time and location
36L: LEC0101: MWF11; LEC0201: Asynchronous Online 20P: M1-3/M3-5/T10-12/T12-2/T3-5/W9-11/W1-3/W3-5/W6-8/R10-12/R12-2/F9-11 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. 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 January. 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 January 16, 2024. Starting January 17, 2024, adding or changing of Practical sections must be requested online at: A lab practical spot is guaranteed for every student who is registered in the lecture. If you are currently unable to register for a lab practical section because it is full, please fill out the following form:
practical coordinator
Harlick, Ania
Ania Harlick
Harlick, Ania
Ania Harlick