Introductory Physics

This course is designed for students who require or who need to strengthen their physics knowledge for admission to a Bachelor of Science program at university.

Physics is based on solving problems associated with physical systems. This course is intended to provide a general knowledge of the basic concepts of physics relating to one and two-dimensional kinematics, one and two-dimensional dynamics, the conservation laws of momentum and energy, simple harmonic motion, universal gravitation and orbital motion, waves and energy transfer, and electrostatics and electric circuits.

The level of mathematical skill necessary to complete this course requires a strong background in algebra (especially word problems) and trigonometric functions.

Please note that class dates and times may be subject to change.

Course Outline

The curriculum is based on the Nova Scotia grade 11 and 12 Physics program. 

This course consists of lectures, demonstrations, and solving word problems. There is no lab component to this class.

Textbook

There is no required textbook for this course. On the first day of class, students will be provided with a course workbook that will contain all the required material. 


Winter 2018

On Campus

Course Dates: Jan. 24 - Mar. 28 (no class Feb. 19, Mar. 12 & 14)

Day & Time: Monday and Wednesday 5:30pm- 8:30pm

Instructor: Tanya Skelhorn

Course Fee: $495