PHYS 101 - Elementary Physics I

Physics 101 is a calculus-based first-year university level physics course intended for students planning on a career in the physical sciences or engineering. Topics covered are: vectors; linear kinematics and dynamics in 2 and 3 dimensions; centre of mass; rotational kinematics and dynamics; energy and work; temperature, heat and the first law of thermodynamics; and oscillations. Labs involve quantitative physics experiments with due recognition of systematic and random errors.

Physics 101 followed by Physics 102 constitute a full course and satisfy requirements for 6 credits of first-year physics in the science degree programs at most Canadian universities.

Students must also register in the mandatory lab component of the course, PHYS 101L.

Prerequisites: PHYS 100, PHYS 060 or Physics 12.
Corequisite: Math 100.

Credits: 3.0
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