Skip Navigation

2009-2010 Undergraduate Calendar

Main Links
Related Links


Link to class schedule

Physics (PHYS)

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

PHYS 1001 [0.5 credit]

Foundations of Physics I

This calculus-based course covers mechanics, gravitation, oscillations, and thermodynamics. The laboratory is an essential and autonomous part of the course. This is a specialist course for students intending to take further courses in Physics.
Precludes additional credit for PHYS 1003 and PHYS 1007.
Prerequisites: Grade 12 Physics or equivalent, plus Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors or Grade 12 Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus or equivalent, plus one of MATH 1004 or MATH 1007 or MATH 1002 (the MATH course may be taken concurrently); or permission of the Physics Department. Although not a requirement, Grade 12 Advanced Functions or Grade 12 Geometry and Discrete Mathematics or equivalent is recommended.
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory or tutorial three hours a week.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at

© 2021 Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6 Canada | (613) 520-7400