This course is the first half of a standard 1st year calculus-based physics course (PHYS 1200 is the second half). The course covers mechanics and heat, including vectors, kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, fluids, elasticity, oscillations, waves, sound, thermal properties of matter and thermodynamics. In the laboratory, students will develop measurement, analysis and lab report writing skills.
Prerequisite: Physics 12; Precalculus 12; minimum of C+ in both
Corequisite: MATH 1100 which has a prerequisite of VCC Math 0993 with a B, or VCC Math 1020 with a C, or Math 12 (Precalculus) with a B, or Math 12
(Principles) with a B, or VCC Math Precalculus Test (MPT) with a B.
Course code: PHYS 1100
Length: 120 hours
* 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.