Physics Resources

Lab Report

Learn how to lab report using the following guide.

Physics Aid Centre at UTSC

Physics study guides

Study guides and resources for Physics courses at UTSC

Cornell University Library

Provides open access to electronic articles in Physical Sciences, and many other disciplines. The articles are organized by discipline, sub-topic, and chronology.

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Open Courseware

Provides access to Physics course content, along with other disciplines. Course content includes lecture notes, assignments and solutions, projects and examples, exams and solutions, etc. The website is organized by discipline, and topics of focus within the discipline.

Physics Classroom

The Physics Classroom is an attention-grabbing site filled with key topics covered in PHYA11/PHYA22 including momentum, work, energy and circular motion. In addition, links to a test centre and a review centre are provided for students to verify doubts before attempting challenging problems.  Visual learners, in particular, will find this site engaging as it provides a link to “student extras” at the top of the page that is filled with diagrams and photos of real-world phenomena that illustrate physics concepts such as momentum.

Hyper physics

This site is designed in the form of mini cue cards that students can print out to study concepts such as the Conservation laws and the Conservation of Energy and Momentum.  This site will be a treat for visual learners who enjoy using mind maps to tie together key concepts and demonstrate and understanding of how to attempt physics problems by taking a look at the information provided in the question stem before reflecting on the necessary steps required to fill in the missing piece of the puzzle that will lead to the ultimate answer. The Conservation of Momentum cue card, in particular, is a useful example students can refer to and use with other topics in physics, especially during final exams when the content is cumulative and detailed.

Lab Man

This site is useful to understand the concept of oscillatory motion and simple harmonic motion. Key terms including amplitude and angular frequency are defined and useful equations are outlined and simplified. The diagrams and the various sample problems provided are great ways to tie in all the concepts and practice using the right equation for the task at hand. Instead of simply memorizing a long list of equations, the problems are designed to help students remember the use and application of each equation.

Scopus and ScienceDirect 

Both accessible through the U of T website; hosts citation information for peer reviewed scientific research.


Socratic by Google

This is a helpful free app that offers help on a variety of biological related concepts. Socratic also has the function to take pictures of problems and offers possible help to solve them or connect to resources to help. The app includes videos, step-by-step explanations and external resources.

UTSC Research Guides  

Research advice, useful tools, and the best resources for your subject needs  by U of T librarians. Search the guides written specifically for your course at UofT.

Web of Science: Core Collection 

Science database accessible through the U of T website.

Wiley Online Library