PHYS 120

Physics I

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-3-0

Particle dynamics and curvilinear motion; force and momentum; rotational dynamics and angular momentum; kinetic and potential energy; special relativity.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of PHYS 120, PHYS 110, PHYS 122.
  • Credit will be granted for only PHYS 112 (3.0 units) or two of PHYS 120, PHYS 130, PHYS 122, PHYS 125 (1.5 units each).
  • An enriched course in physics primarily intended for students who are planning a career in Physics or Astronomy.
  • This course may include tours of local physics research institutions.


  • 1.5 units of 100-level PHYS or Physics 12 with a minimum grade of B (73%).

Pre- or Co-requisites:

Undergraduate course in Physics offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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