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 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 1083
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.