Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Calendar 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Calendar
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PHY 1010U – Physics I

This calculus-based course is intended for students who have completed high school calculus. It gives an introduction to basic mechanics, Newton’s laws of motion; kinematics and dynamics in one and two dimensions; work and energy; friction; momentum and collisions; angular momentum, torque and rotation of rigid bodies; gravitation; simple harmonic motion; mechanical and sound waves; static equilibrium; fluid mechanics; kinetic theory of gases and thermodynamics.
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Laboratory hours: 3 (biweekly)
Tutorial hours: 1.5 (biweekly)
Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
Credit restriction(s): PHY 1030U , PHY 1810U  
Recommended: Grade 12 Physics (SPH4U)
Note(s): Students without the recommended Physics prerequisite will be responsible for making up background material.
Experiential learning: Yes

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