PHY146H5 • Principles of Physics I

Physics is the scientific study of the laws governing all forms of matter and energy, from sub-atomic particles to stars and galaxies. The goal of physics is to develop physical laws based upon the results of experimental inquiry, and usually expressed in the language of mathematics, to predict phenomena within our natural world. This first course in classical physics is intended for students pursuing any of the Physics or Astronomy programs, although it is highly recommended for anyone in the Sciences. Topics include Newton’s Laws of motion, conservation of energy and momentum, inertia, circular motion, simple harmonic motion, waves and vibrations, thermal motion, and more.

Grade 12 Physics (SPH4U) and Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Grade 12 Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U)
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