This is an introductory course on the foundations of physics tailored for students seeking to be better prepared for success in the core introductory courses (PHYSICS 135, for life/health sciences and kinesiology, or PHYSICS 140, for science and engineering fields). It aims to develop skills and abilities needed for problem-solving within the conceptual framework of introductory physics.
The course will concentrate on consolidating mathematical skills within the practical context of problems and concepts from entry-level physics (mostly mechanics) which will include vectors, linear motion, projectiles, relative motion, circular motion, dynamics, work, energy, momentum, torque, gravitation, oscillators, fluids, waves and sound.
The grading will be based on up to four exams, graded discussions and homework.
Undergraduates intending to pursue calculus based PHYSICS 135 or 140 but without a good high school background in (college) mathematics or physics.
Standard class format for lecture and discussion