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PHYS 106/6.0 General Physics

Course applicable to the following Majors / Medials/ Minors:    BCHM (depending on plan) / CHEM (depending on plan) / ECHM (core) / EGEO (core) / ELSC (core) / GEOL (depending on plan) / LISC (depending on plan) / PHYS (core) / PSYC (supporting) / / Con-Ed Teaching Subject (Science-Physics)
Course Instructor: Matt Haynes - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
This course is available in:   Fall and Winter terms (Full year course.)
Course Prerequisites / Exclusions:   4U Physics or equivalent recommended. REQUISITE: MATH 120/6.0 or MATH 121/6.0 or MATH 122/6.0 or (MATH 123/3.0 and MATH 124/3.0)
EXCLUSION: No more than 6.0 units from PHYS 104/6.0; PHYS 106/6.0; PHYS 117/6.0; PHYS 118/6.0.

Students who take this course will gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and be able to explain two of the fundamental forces in our universe: gravity and electromagnetism. 


Course Highlights:

An introduction to the fundamentals of physics, this course covers a wide range of topics, including electricity, magnetism, gravity, light and sound. It will establish the foundations of the knowledge and skills you will need for your future studies.

Experience what it means to be a scientist. Design your own experiments to test your theories.

Our small class sizes allow our instructors the opportunity to take a keen interest in your practical work and closely monitor your progess. 

A stone's throw from your Halls of Residence, our brand new state-of-the-art Science Laboratory provides all of the facilities you will need for your physics practicums.

2019 Dry

PHYS 106/6.0 - General Physics

Learning Outcomes

Students will gain an understanding of mechanics, including systems of particles and rigid body motion; fluids; electricity and magnetism; oscillatory motion and waves; heat, light and sound; topics in modern physics. Aspects of physics useful for further work in other sciences will be emphasized.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Examples of previous Experiential Learning Opportunities for this course include a tour of the Geodesy Science Facility on the Castle estate itself and Michael Faraday's Magnetic Lab at the Royal Institution, London.

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