Faculty of
Science and Technology

Faculty of
Science and Technology

PHYS 200 is a junior, algebra-based course that provides an introduction to mechanics. PHYS 200 combined with either PHYS 201 or PHYS 202 gives the equivalent of one year in introductory physics able to be matched to offerings at other institutions.
PHYS 201 is a junior, non-calculus course that provides a general overview of simple harmonic motion, heat and elementary thermodynamics, and electrical theory.
Physics 202 is a junior, non-calculus course that provides an introduction to magnetism, electromagnetic waves, geometrical and physical optics, and basic quantum theory. Physics 200 combined with either Physics 201 or Physics 202 gives six credits of introductory physics able to be matched to offerings at other institutions.
PHYS 204 is an introductory calculus-based physics course intended for science, engineering, and pre-med students. The course covers material on Newtonian mechanics. It also has a lab component that involves completing experiments in your home.
PHYS 210 is an introductory post-secondary physics course that follows a non-mathematical approach and focuses on understanding central concepts in physics. The course can be taken by students in liberal arts, education, business, medical services, and other disciplines in which a basic understanding of physics is required. It can also be used as bridge course to science and engineering for students without high school physics. The emphasis of this course is on three main topics: Mechanics, Properties of Matter and Heat.
PHYS 302: Vibrations and Waves is an intermediate-level course dealing with vibrations and waves in mechanical, electromagnetic, and quantum contexts. The course addresses free vibrations, forced vibrations, and resonance, leading into normal modes of discrete and continuous systems. Wave propagation is covered for several different types of waves, including electromagnetic waves based on the wave equation (alone—without need for Maxwell's equations) and sound. Similarly, the course deals with wave aspects of matter without requiring quantum mechanics as a prerequisite. This online course is built around downloadable video lectures (various formats), supplemented by web links and downloadable course materials.
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