
PHY131H1S: Spring 2009Welcome!


Physics is
the study of matter, motion and energy, as well as space and time itself! PHY131 is a first university physics course
primarily for students not intending to pursue a Specialist or Major program in
Physical or Mathematical Sciences.
Topics include: momentum, energy, force, work, power, angular momentum,
classical kinematics and dynamics, friction, oscillations, fluids,
viscosity.
The
language of science is math. The
homework, practical activities, tests and exam in this course require you to perform
some mathematical calculations to better understand physical situations. The prerequisite for this course is the high
school course: “Calculus and Vectors” (MCV4U) or “Functions
and Calculus” (MCB4U), or equivalent.
The corequisite for this course is MAT135, MAT137 or MAT157.
Required
Text: “Physics for Scientists and
Engineers” 2nd Edition (©2008) by Randall Knight. This course covers Chapters 115, all of
which are contained in Volume 1 of the multiplevolume set.
Marking scheme for this course:
40%: Final Exam
30%: Midterm test on
Feb. 24 evening.
20%: Work submitted
during Practicals, including the written homework
6%: Online
www.masteringphysics.com homeworks
2%: Preclass
quizzes
2%: Inclass
iclicker quizzes