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Physics (PHYS)

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

PHYS 1003 [0.5 credit]

Introductory Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Mechanics, gravitation, oscillations, and thermodynamics. The application of calculus to solve problems in these areas of physics is introduced. This course is intended for students in the physical sciences and engineering. The laboratory is an essential and autonomous part of the course.
Precludes additional credit for PHYS 1001 and PHYS 1007.
Prerequisites: Grade 12 Physics or equivalent, plus Grade 12 Advanced Functions 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). Note that Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors or Grade 12 Geometry and Discrete Mathematics is strongly recommended.
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory or tutorial three hours a week.

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