University of Calgary

PHYS 221 - Mechanics - Fall 2009

Modules M1, M2 and M3. M1 Motion and Kinematics. Motion in one dimension, including displacement, velocity and acceleration; relative motion; graphical analysis of motion. M2 Forces and Acceleration. Newton=s laws of motion; vectors; statics with forces; vector kinematics; uniform circular motion and other curvilinear motion; non-inertial reference M3 Energy, Momentum and Torques. Work and energy; gravitational energy; conservation of mechanical energy; friction; systems of particles and momentum conservation; statics involving torques.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-2T)


  • Credit for both Physics 221 and any of 205, 211, 217 or 231 will not be allowed


  • A grade of 70% or higher in Physics 30, 50% or higher in Mathematics 31, and 70% or higher in Pure Mathematics 30 or a grade of "B-" or above in Mathematics II (offered by Continuing Education)


This course will be offered next in Spring 2010.
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