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Physics of the Changing Environment B

Official description

The course will cover basic physics of environmental processes and of measurement techniques in the atmosphere, the ocean, lake-land-forest systems, and other biological systems.  It will place its work in the context of climate change and other aspects of environmental change.  This course is solely intended for students who have completed a previous first year physics core course, who are in one of the following programs:  Environmental Science Major or Minor, Environmental Geosciences Specialist or Earth and Environmental Systems Major.

MAT135H1/MAT136H1/MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1/JMB170Y1, CHM136H1/CHM138H1/CHM135H1/CHM139H1/CHM151Y1, PHY131H1/PHY132H1/PHY151H1/PHY152H1
Recommended preparation
Any high school physics course
Breadth requirement
Distribution requirement
course title
year of study
2nd year
time and location
24L: LEC0101: TR11, room: UC244, In Person LEC9101: TR11, On line Synchronous 24P: M2-4, room: MP 124, In Person M2-4, On line Synchronous At this time, the University has not made a final decision about course delivery for the Winter 2021 term. The Faculty of Arts & Science will be updating Winter term course delivery information based on public health guidelines.

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.