This course begins with the study of electrostatics. Coulomb's Law is applied to two-dimensional situations, which involve multiple charges. The vector addition of the forces involved uses the trigonometric component method. Electric field, electric potential and capacitance are examined. Electric current is studied in detail, in both AC and DC forms. The behavior of circuit elements such as capacitors, resistors and inductors is studied leading to an understanding of electrical resonance in AC circuits. Electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction are introduced and used to explain the operation of motors and generators.
Both Physics 1083 and Physics 1093 are required for covering the physics topics contained in high school courses up to and including the Grade 12 level. Physics 1083 and Physics 1093 can be taken at the same time or in any order.
Course code: PHYS 1093
Length: 60 hours
Prerequisites• Physics 11 or equivalent
• English 10 or equivalent
• Precalculus 11 (successfully completed within the last 3 years, a minimum score of 72% on the Intermediate Algebra Math Assessment, or equivalent). Completion of Precalculus 12 is recommended, if not completed enrollment in MATH 0983 or MATH 1083 is 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.