This is the first-year second-semester mechanics half course for engineering students, mainly for students who failed PHY1012F. PHY1012S and PHY1012F are equivalent.


Will Horowitz, RW James 4.06

Entrance requirements

Consult engineering handbook

Course outline

Vectors, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, conservative and non-conservative forces, friction, impulse, momentum, collisions, rotation, rotational dynamics, torque, rotational inertia, rotational energy, angular momentum, Newton’s theory of gravitation, fluids, pressure, buoyancy, fluid dynamics, elasticity, elastic moduli, phases of matter, temperature, phase changes, ideal gas laws, heat, calorimetry, heat transfer.


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