Physics: First Year Courses

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Physics 1X00: Special Topics in 1st Year Physics

This course is a zero-credit enrichment course for 1st year physics. In it we push some of the topics met in the 1st year curriculum a bit further, making connections to wider physics themes. It is also possible to discuss science topics of general interest should these arise. [0 units]

Physics 1C03: Physics for the Chemical and Physical Sciences

A first course in university physics intended for physics and chemistry students, or students in any other discipline who have an appropriate secondary school background. This course is a comprehensive treatment of linear and rotational mechanics – kinematics, dynamics, and the relevant conservation laws. [3 units]

Physics 1AA3: Introduction to Modern Physics

A course presenting aspects of modern physics relevant to life sciences. Electromagnetic fields. Atomic, quantum, and nuclear physics. Applications to imaging and understanding biological systems. [3 units]

Physics 1A03: Introductory Physics

A first course in university physics, taught using examples and applications from many areas of science. Topics include the concepts of force and energy, mechanics, waves and fluids. [3 units]

BIOPHYS 1S03: Biophysics of Movement and the Senses – From Microbes to Moose

A conceptual course, based on and requiring Grade 12 Physics. Applications to biological systems exploring the interdisciplinary field of biophysics. Topics include: Sound, Hearing and Echolocation, Optics of Vision, Animal Locomotion, Thermal Motion of Molecules, Heat and Heat Flow in biological systems, Fluid Dynamics. Intended for students in Life Science Gateway, Chemical and Physical Sciences Gateway, and those interested in physical aspects of biology. [3 units]