This course begins with the study of kinematics in one and two dimensions. The equations of motion are utilized, stressing the vector nature of the physical quantities. Vector addition and manipulation are covered using trigonometric component methods. The same vector techniques are then applied to an analysis of dynamics in one and two dimensions, two-dimensional equilibrium, momentum in two dimensions and uniform circular motion. The final topics covered are energy conservation, waves and optics.
Both Physics 0983 and Physics 0993 are required for completion of ABE Provincial level Physics.
Physics 0983 and Physics 0993 can be taken at the same time or in any order.
Course code: PHYS 0983
Length: 96.0 hours
PrerequisitesPhysics 11 or equivalent; Precalculus 11 (successfully completed within the last 3 years, a minimum score of 72% on the Intermediate Algebra Math Assessment, or equivalent); English 10 or equivalent.
Completion of Precalculus 12 recommended, if not completed enrollment in MATH 0983 recommended.
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.