PHYS 1P90  Foundations of Physics with Laboratory

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To help you plan, the important dates of the current academic year are listed here.
 Lectures: M WRF 8:009:00, in TH247, start Monday Jan.6, 2025.
 Tutorials/Labs: MCH200, start week of Jan. 610,2025
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This course uses Brightspace.
What Brock calendar entry says:
 Introduction to mechanics. Topics include kinematics(description of motion), statics (forces in balancd) and dynamics
(causes of motion) in one and two dimensions; rotational motion; work and energy; momentum; and conservation laws
What do I need to bring into the course?
 Course is designed for students without high school physics. Time will be taken to develop related mathematical skills.
Course Goals
 to develop math skills necessary for success in physics;
 to develop a mental framework for analyzing motion ;
 to gain experience in problem solving;
Times and Locations
 Lectures: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 8:009:00 AM
 Location: TH247
 Tutorials/Laboratories: MCH200 see your personal schedule for time . Labs will start the week of Jan. 610.
 Prof Crandles office (MCB202) hours: Tuesday 34 PM, Thursday 34 PM. ( or by email appointment)
Important Dates
 First day of lectures: Monday Jan. 6, 8AM
 First day of tutorials/labs: Monday Jan. 6
 Last day of lectures: Friday April 4
 Reading Week : Feb. 1721
 Last day to withdraw without academic penalty March 6, 2025.
Textbook
Component 
% of the final mark 
Notes 
Homework 
10% 
Problem sets administered on the Möbius platform, must be accessed via Brightspace. Best 10 of 11 homeworks will count towards final grade. 
Quizzes 
50% 
Inclass quiz, every Monday from 89 a.m, starting Jan. 13. Please bring a nongraphing calculator.
Best 10 of 11 quizzes will count towards final grade. 
Tutorials/ Labs 
20% 
2 h Tutorials or labs will take place on alternate weeks in MCH200. 5 tutorials and 5 labs in total.
First tutorial will take place week of Jan. 610. 
Final exam 
30% 
Minimum passing grade 50%, marks given for correct answers. Formula sheet will be provided. 
This is an approximate list, based on previous experience. As the course progresses, some of topics
may be removed and some others may get added.
 Chapter 0: Math Skills
 Chapter 1: Introduction: The Nature of Science and Physics
 Chapter 2: Kinematics
 Chapter 3: TwoDimensional Kinematics
 Chapter 4: Dynamics: Force and Newton's Laws of Motion
 Chapter 5: Further Applications of Newton's Laws: Friction, Drag and Elasticity
 Chapter 6: Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation
 Chapter 7: Work, Energy and Energy Resources
 Chapter 8: Linear Momentum and Collisions
 Chapter 9: Statics and Torque
