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PHY151: (Foundations of physics I).

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This is the calculus-based first year physics course at UofT. I am going to be taking this in first year, but I've only taken grade 11 physics and not grade 12. UofT says I can still take it so long as I have the math prerequisites. What can I expect in terms of difficulty? How can I prepare over the summer to have a great head start in Septembre? What are the class averages like?
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Sounds like it should only be Classical Mechanics.

There is going to be quite the difficulty if you didn't really do grade 12 because I am pretty sure they didn't introduce torque and rotational motion in grade 12. Physics classes in college usually fluctuates 50% to 70%. An average of about 61% to 68% is a normal distribution. Anything over 70% suggests the course should be a breeze.
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@flyingpig wrote
Sounds like it should only be Classical Mechanics.

There is going to be quite the difficulty if you didn't really do grade 12 because I am pretty sure they didn't introduce torque and rotational motion in grade 12. Physics classes in college usually fluctuates 50% to 70%. An average of about 61% to 68% is a normal distribution. Anything over 70% suggests the course should be a breeze.


I have a rough idea of what torque is from the vectors portion of my calculus and vectors class. So, what would you suggest I do over the summer to prepare for this course?
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A few of my friends that I know took this course found it difficult, and they'd taken Grade 12 physics. For preparation, all I can see you doing is taking Grade 12 physics in summer school. Do you require the course for your POSt and/or future plans?
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A few of my friends that I know took this course found it difficult, and they'd taken Grade 12 physics. For preparation, all I can see you doing is taking Grade 12 physics in summer school. Do you require the course for your POSt and/or future plans?


The only summer school that offers it for my district is on the other side of the city, and yes I require it. What aspect of the class did your friends find the most difficult and what could they have done differently to do better?
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@littleroom wrote
A few of my friends that I know took this course found it difficult, and they'd taken Grade 12 physics. For preparation, all I can see you doing is taking Grade 12 physics in summer school. Do you require the course for your POSt and/or future plans?


The only summer school that offers it for my district is on the other side of the city, and yes I require it. What aspect of the class did your friends find the most difficult and what could they have done differently to do better?


I don't know, sorry.
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