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Physics (PHYS)

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

PHYS 2101 [0.5 credit]

Mechanics and Properties of Matter

Equations of motion for a single particle. Harmonic oscillation. Noninertial reference frames. Orbits in a central force field. Motion of systems of particles and of rigid bodies. Introduction to special relativity. Laboratory experiments in classical mechanics and properties of matter.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1001 and PHYS 1002, or PHYS 1003 and PHYS 1004, alternatively PHYS 1007 and PHYS 1008 with an overall average of B- or better; MATH 1007 and MATH 1107, or MATH 1002 and MATH 1102.
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory three hours a week, tutorials (optional) once a week.

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