BSc Specialization - General Physics I: Mechanics

PHYS 1006  General Physics I: Mechanics


4U Physics; 4U Calculus & Vectors


PHYS 1005


Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory work per week for one term.




This course introduces fundamental notions and physical laws in classical mechanics. Topics include one- and two-dimensional motions; Newton's three laws of motion; work, kinetic energy, potential energy, work-energy theorem and energy conservation; impulse, momentum, impulse-momentum theorem and momentum conservation, collision; rotational motion, moment of inertial, torque, angular momentum and conservation law of angular momentum; Newton's law of universal gravitation, Kepler's three laws, planetary and satellite motion.

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