PHYS4A: PHYS FOR SCI & ENG I
An introduction to the principles of physics using calculus. Topics include kinematics in one, two and three dimensions, vectors, equilibrium and non-equilibrium applications of Newton's Laws, work and energy, momentum, systems of particles, rotational kinematics and dynamics, simple harmonic motion, elasticity, and waves. (C-ID: PHYS 205) (C-ID: PHYS 200S: Phys 4A + Phys 4B + Phys 4C) PREREQUISITE: Completion of Mathematics 1A with a grade of 'C' or better, AND completion of PHYS 2A with a grade of 'C' or better OR High School Physics with a grade of 'B' or better.
- Identify, describe, compare and contrast the various units of numbers and their significance.
- Describe vectors and their manipulation and use them as problem solving tools.
- Identify, describe, compare and contrast distance, displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration.
- Identify, describe, compare and contrast various forces, Newton's Laws, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, power and work.
- Identify, describe, compare and contrast rotational kinematics and dynamics.
- Identify and describe simple harmonic motion.
- Identify, describe, compare and contrast longitudinal, transverse and sound waves.
- Identify and describe the role of calculus as a tool to describe the physical world.