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PHYS 1020 - Introductory Physics F,W (3-2) [0.50]

This course stresses the fundamental properties of particles and waves, designed for students without 4U Physics or equivalent. Topics include: the motion of particles, force, field, momentum, energy and associated conservation laws; basic interactions between particles; properties of waves. It is expected that students will have completed Grade 11 or 3U Physics and at least 1 4U mathematics credit. This course is intended only for students who require the equivalent of 4U Physics in order to proceed to PHYS*1000, PHYS*1010, PHYS*1070, PHYS*1080, PHYS*1130, PHYS*2040 . Students may not take this course for credit if they have passed 4U or OAC Physics (or equivalent). (Also offered through Distance Education format.)


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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : May 14, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Williams

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PROFESSOR WILLIAMS RULES!! HE IS THE BEST TEACHER EVERRR!! SHOUT OUT TO WILLIAMS!!
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : April 27, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Not specified

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Course is not that difficult as long as you actually study and do the problems suggested. Dont study theory, the testing is more based on the examples in class and the study guides
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : December 28, 2011

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Williams

Comment :
I LOVED this class!! Especially with Williams as the professor! The class really isn't that hard at all, as long as you put some effort into it. Make sure to study for the quizzes, they make up the majority of your mark and are not hard if you focus on the examples he goes over in class (some of them pop up on the quizzes)! I didn't ever use the textbook, mainly because the examples in there were typically not like the ones we were tested on, but if you are really into reviewing examples than get it. Labs you are guaranteed to pass - worth an easy 10% of your grade. Mastering physics is quite simple most of the time too, usually you can get over 100% on the assignments! Midterm and final aren't super hard but know your stuff and practice ALL examples he gives you in class!
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : December 18, 2011

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Williams

Comment :
I hadn't taken physics since grade 10 so i was extremely worried about this course, but turns out its now my best first sem mark. Professor williams is amazing! He makes physics easy and fun to learn, of course you have to put in your effort too, but still hes hilarious and a great prof. You're basically marked on the quizzes (32%) labs (10%), mastering physics (8%), the midterm (15%), and the exam (35%). The quizzes you have 3 chances to do so you better get 8/10 on at least ONE of those, they can be tricky though so study and wait for them to grade you because the tas are usually very lenient when marking if you're there. The labs and mastering physics are an easy 18%. The midterm and exam are both fine if you know your shit. I found it easy to do good in this course, just do some textbook questions, go to class and you'll pass with an 85+.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 18, 2011

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Martin Williams is probably one of the best profs i will ever have. He makes classes fun and jokes around a lot. Baby physics is not hard at all, even if you dont have any background in physics, you could easily pass the course with at least a 70. I would bother buying the textbook, lecture notes will work wonders!
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : January 29, 2011

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Prof Williams is like watching stand up comedy, he's hilarious. Makes physics fun.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : January 10, 2011

Comment :
this is the best class.. only if you get williams as a prof
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : January 4, 2011

Comment :
Best class ever. Martin Williams made it easy to understand and fun to go to.
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