Applied Science

NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

APSC1013Mechanics I5 ch (3C 3L* 2T)

The fundamental concepts of vector analysis as applied to particles and rigid bodies. Forces and moments are introduced with vector algebra, followed by the application of equilibrium conditions. Free body diagrams (FBD's) are used to analyse trusses, frames and machines, as well as internal member forces (shear force and bending moment diagrams for beams). The analysis of kinematics of particle motion along straight and curved paths. Additional topics include friction, centroids, centers of gravity, and moments of inertia (area and mass). The course topics focus on visualizing concepts in mechanics and developing problem solving techniques. 

Co-requisite: MATH 1003MATH 1503

APSC1023Mechanics II5 ch (3C 3L* 2T)

Vector analysis and its application to the analysis of motion of particles and rigid bodies. Newton's three laws of motion. The dynamics of particle motion along straight and curved paths. Coriolis acceleration. The dynamic analysis of particles and rigid bodies executing general plane motion based on Newton's second law (F=ma), work and kinetic energy, linear and angular impulse, and linear and angular momentum. Rotation of rigid body about a fixed axis. Simple harmonic motion. 

Prerequisites: APSC 1013, MATH 1003, MATH 1503.

Co-requisite: MATH 1013

APSC2023A Survey of 19th and 20th Century Physics3 ch (3C)

An introduction to ideas developed in Physics over the last two centuries. Topics will be drawn from Thermodynamics, Geometric and Physical Optics, Relativity, Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics. 

Prerequisites: APSC 1013, MATH 1013

APSC2028Survey of the 19th and 20th Century Physics Laboratory2 ch (3L)

A series of laboratory exercises illustrating the ideas central to the development of Physics over the last two centuries.

Co-requisite: APSC 2023.