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Physics for Mining Technology 1 PHYS 1147

Physics Course

Course details

Covers data analysis, linear and rotational kinematics and dynamics, equilibrium, work, energy and power, stress and strain. The laboratory deals with the principles of measurement and the experimental method of acquiring knowledge.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Convert units and use dimensional analysis. [1, 2]
  • Analyze translational and rotational motion in one and two dimensions using kinematics, free body diagrams and Newton's laws of motion. [1, 2]
  • Analyze torques in equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems. [1, 2]
  • Apply conservation of momentum to solve one and two dimensional collision problems. [1, 2]
  • Analyze equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems using work and mechanical energy. [1, 2]
  • Use stress and strain to characterize material behaviour. [1, 2]
  • Interpret documented experimental procedures. [3, 7]
  • Document data collected in laboratory experiments, and present experimental data graphically. [3, 7]
  • Assess and propagate experimental uncertainties. [3]
  • Interpret experimental agreement quantitatively, using comparison plots, overlap, percent difference and the coefficient of determination. [3]​​

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Physics for Mining Technology 1 (PHYS 1147) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology
    Diploma Full-time
  2. Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering
    Bachelor of Engineering Full-time


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