BIOL 111 labs start this week!
A few Wednesday lab spaces still
available. You can still switch lab section
until Friday at 9:00am.
You need to attend lab to secure your
Where is my lab?
Go to ANY of the follo
McGill University Physics 101
(Mechanics for the Life Sciences)
Fall 2012 Session General Course Information
Welcome to PHYS 101, a course of study in mechanics and waves (including optics)
primarily for students intending to pursue the life sciences.
Physics 101 Module 2:
Vectors & Reference Frames
Kinematics in 2- and 3-dimensions will require us to work
A vector is simply an array of numbers. Just as youre used
to specifying a position (or displacement!):
Physics 101 Module 4 II
In this lecture (Giancoli Chapter 4, continued):
- Contact forces:
can change quickly, usually normal to surface
- Reaction forces:
act on different bodies
- Free-body diagrams:
the way to start most force problems!