University of Calgary

PHYS 211 - Mechanics - Fall 2020

Introductory Newtonian particle mechanics and rigid bodies in rotational equilibrium: Kinematics, Newton's laws, conservation of momentum and mechanical energy.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(4-2)


  • Physics 211 and 221 differ in their prerequisites, but cover the same material and have the same examinations and tutorial quizzes. Physics 211 has an extra lecture hour per week to deal with certain topics from High School Physics and Mathematics 31. Mathematics 31 is recommended.


  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 2 (offered by Continuing Education).


  • Credit for more than one of Physics 211, 221, or 227 will not be allowed.


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