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Subject Code and Number

The Subject code and Number indicate the specific course and its level. Courses numbered 200 are considered second year, 300 are third year, etc.

Credit Value

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PHYS 111: (subject code and number)
Mechanics (Course title)
4 credits  (Credit value)

Prerequisites: Physics 11 or PHYS 100; Physics 12 recommended

Pre- or corequisite: MATH 111 (Calculus)

Transferability: UBC, SFU, UVic, OU, TWU

The course is intended for students who are planning to study engineering, science, or life sciences. Topics covered include: vectors, kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, collisions, rotational kinematics, rotational dynamics, simple harmonic motion, and gravitation. The object is to understand the fundamental laws of mechanics, to learn how to apply the theory to solve related problems, and to develop a feeling for the order
of magnitude of physical quantities in real experiments.


Prerequisites and Corequisites

Prerequisite: a specific course, or courses (or other requirement), that must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of C-
(unless otherwise specified) prior to registration.

Corequisite: a specific course, or courses, which must be taken at the same time as a registered course. 

Pre- or corequisite: a course that may be taken concurrently with another course, or previously. If taken previously, a minimum grade of C- is required unless otherwise specified.

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