PHYS 1210 University Physics I

This calculus-based physics course is intended primarily for (astro) physics and chemistry majors and engineers. Topics include kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, conservation of energy and momentum, rotational dynamics, and Newton’s law of gravitation. Emphasis is placed on problem solving skills.

This course is intended to provide a general knowledge of the basic concepts of physics relating to the mechanics of motion (kinematics, dynamics and Newton’s Laws of Motion, and conservation laws associated with momentum and energy). We will plan to cover the textbook Chapters 1-10. The level of mathematical skill necessary to complete this course is a strong proficiency with algebra (especially word problems) and trigonometric functions, and a working familiarity with basic calculus (differentiation and integration of simple functions).

The course prerequisites Nova Scotia phyics grade 12 or equivalent.    

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