# Physics (PHYS)

**PHYS 040 Advanced Physics**

4 Credits

Physics 040 is a laboratory science at the advanced level and is equivalent to high school Physics 11. The objective of this course is to introduce the students to the study of physics. Course topics include kinematics, dynamics, momentum, energy, electricity and heat.

**Prerequisites**

Take MATH-0401 and MATH-0402

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**PHYS 050 Provincial Physics**

4 Credits

**Prerequisites**

PHYS 040, or Physics 11 and MATH0401/0402 or Principles of Math 11 or Math 043

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**PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics I**

3 Credits

This course provides science and engineering students who have not taken PHYS 12 with a general introduction to Classical Physics. The topics surveyed in this course are vectors, Newtonian Mechanics, properties of materials and thermodynamics. The various physical laws, for example, Newton's universal law of gravity and conservation of mass, energy and momentum, will be discussed using the principles of calculus. However, problems and exams will not require calculus for their solutions. (3,3,0)

**Prerequisites**

Physics 11 and Principles of Math 11, or Pre-Calculus 11, or MATH 115

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**PHYS 102 Introductory Physics II**

3 Credits

Continuation of the survey of classical physics begun in PHYS 101. The topics covered in this course are electricity and magnetism, waves and an introduction to modern physics. In the first topic, electrostatics, steady state currents and magnetism will be discussed while, in the second topic, waves on wires, sound waves and light waves will be considered. Finally, an introduction to relativity and quantum physics will be presented as the last topic. The concepts described in this course will be discussed using the principles of calculus. However, problems and exams will not require calculus for their solutions. (3,3,0)

**Prerequisites**

PHYS 101

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**PHYS 103 Physics With Applications to Earth Sciences**

3 Credits

Physics 103 is a one semester algebra based introductory survey Physics course with applications focusing on the Earth Sciences. The main topics covered are materials, Energy, Transfer and Forces. For Energy Transfer, three mechanisms are considered: Convection - Fluid Mechanics, Conduction - Waves, and Radiation - Light. Applications will be taken from the Earth Sciences.

**Prerequisites**

Principles of Math 11 and Physics 11 *Physics 12 and Principles of Math 12 reccommended

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**PHYS 121 Advanced Physics I**

3 Credits

Will provide science and engineering students who have taken PHYS 12 with a detailed investigation of Newtonian Physics. The topics covered in depth in this course are Newtonian Mechanics of few bodies, namely, thermodynamics. In the first topic, translational and rotational statics and dynamics will be discussed in terms of forces, torques and energy while, in the second, thermodynamics will be presented from the point of view of conservation of energy and atomic theory. The various physical laws will be discussed using the principles of differential calculus. Problems and exams will require differential calculus for their solutions. (3,3,0)

**Prerequisites**

Take MATH-101

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**PHYS 122 Advanced Physics II**

3 Credits

Continuation of the detailed investigation of classical physics begun in PHYS 121. The topics covered in depth in this course are electricity and magnetism, and waves. In the first topic, electrostatics and magnetism will be discussed from the point of view of forces and fields while steady state and time dependent currents will be presented using conservation of charge and energy. The second topic will consist of an in-depth study of waves on wires, sound waves and light waves based upon the properties of waves. The concepts described in this course will be discussed using the principles of differential and integral calculus. Problems and exams will require calculus for their solutions. (3,3,0)

**Prerequisites**

PHYS 121 Co-requisite: MATH 102

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**PHYS 135 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics**

3 Credits

Mathematics 235 is an introductory course on vectors, matrices and linear equations with special emphasis on engineering applications. Topics in this course include: systems of linear equations, vector and matrix notation and operations, Gaussian elimination, determinants, vectors in n-dimensional space, dot and cross products, linear combinations of vectors, independence, subspaces, the concepts of basis and dimension, orthonormal bases for subspaces, the Gram-Schmidt algorithm, othogonal matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalizable matrices, and symmetric matrices. Applications discussed include: least squares, the pseudo-inverse, Linear transformations, change of basis, application to computer graphics and application to stochastic matrices.

**Prerequisites**

PHYS 121 and MATH 101 co-requisites: PHYS 122 and MATH 102

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**PHYS 0501 Provincial Level Physics I**

2 Credits

Physics 0501 is a laboratory science at the provincial level and is equivalent to the first half of high school Physics 12. Topics from the content include: kinematics in two dimensions, Newton's Laws of Motion, circular motion and gravity, work and energy, linear momentum, torque and static equilibrium. Investigations of the course content form the laboratory portion of this course.

**Prerequisites**

PHYS 040 or Physics 11 and MATH0401/0402 or Principles of Math 11 or Math 043 or Foundations of Math 11

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**PHYS 0502 Provincial Level Physics II**

2 Credits

Physics 0501 is a laboratory science at the provincial level and is equivalent to the second half of high school Physics 12. Topics from the content include: vibration, waves, sound, light, electrostatics, currents, DC circuits, and electromagnetism. Much of the course is concerned with matematical operations on measured quantities. Investigations of the course content form the laboratory portion of this course.

**Prerequisites**

PHYS 040 Phys 0501 or Physics 11 and MATH 0401/0402 or Principles of Math 11 or Math 043 or Foundations of Math 11

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