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PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics

Effective date: January 2017

This course provides a first introduction to physics. Students will examine topics involving one-dimensional kinematics, Newton's Laws, work, energy and power. Further topics include simple DC circuits, properties of waves and the Laws of Reflection and Refraction. Problem solving, analyzing graphs and lab work will be emphasized.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Physics
Tuition
$495.90 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers Math assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHYS 104 General College Physics 1

Effective date: January 2017

This is the first part of a survey of physics primarily for students in life sciences and non-science programs. It is suitable for students who require Physics 12 as a prerequisite. Students explore kinematics, dynamics, work, energy and power, thermal energy, nuclear energy, fluids, circular motion and gravitation.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Physics
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

And one of:

Camosun offers Math assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHYS 105 General College Physics 2

Effective date: September 2008

PHYS 105 continues the survey of general college Physics topics, including properties of vibrations, wave motion and sound, geometric optics, the properties of electric and magnetic fields and simple DC circuits. PHYS 104 and PHYS 105 satisfy laboratory science requirements for students in non-science programs.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Physics
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

PHYS 116 Advanced Placement Physics Lab

Effective date: January 2008

This course consists of Physics laboratory exercises at the first-year level, suitable for Advanced Placement Physics students. Exercises are drawn from topics in Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism and include linear motion, work and energy, momentum, angular motion and momentum, electric and magnetic fields and forces.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Physics
Tuition
$135.90 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

  • C in Physics 12
  • B in Principles of Math 12

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

  • Calculus 12

Corequisites

All of:

  • Advanced Placement Physics

Camosun offers Math assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

Restricted course Open to students in Advanced Placement Physics.

PHYS 140 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1

Effective date: September 2016

This calculus-based course is intended for students in Science or Engineering. Students will study the mechanics of particles analyzing problems involving forces and equations of motion in multiple dimensions, conservation laws, rotational kinematics and dynamics. Students will further investigate electric fields and electric potential; DC circuits, and magnetic fields. Students will explore how these fundamental principles apply in laboratory settings.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology; Engineering Transfer; Physics
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Camosun offers Math assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHYS 141 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 2

Effective date: September 2016

This calculus-based course is intended for students in Science or Engineering. Students will study periodic motion, travelling and standing waves, thermal physics, geometric optics, physical optics. Students will explore fundamental concepts modern physics, including relativity, the structure of matter and radioactivity. Students will explore how these fundamental principles apply in laboratory settings.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology; Engineering Transfer; Physics
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Camosun offers Math assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHYS 150 Technical Physics 1

Effective date: September 2011

PHYS 150 is a first course in physics with application to engineering technology, recommended for students who took Physics 11 several years ago. Students are introduced to the nature of physics and the methodology of problem-solving and data analysis. Topics include measurement, graphs, 1-D kinematics, dynamics, and mechanical energy.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week plus 2 lab hours on alternate weeks
Related programs
Physics
Tuition
$326.16 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers Math assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHYS 151 Technical Physics 2

Effective date: September 2011

This course bridges Physics 11 (or PHYS 150) to Year 1 of Engineering Technology programs. Students investigate the concepts of kinematics, dynamics, equilibrium, geometric optics, mechanical waves and sound with applications to various technologies. Emphasis is on the development of skills in problem solving, laboratory procedure and data analysis.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week plus 2 lab hours on alternate weeks
Related programs
Physics
Tuition
$326.16 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

PHYS 154 Technical Physics 3

Effective date: September 2011

A physics course with applications relevant to Electronics Technology. Topics include: measurement, vectors, kinematics, dynamics, uniform circular motion, rotary motion, vibrations, waves, sound and light.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week plus 2 lab hours on alternate weeks
Related programs
Physics
Tuition
$326.16 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

PHYS 157 Physics for Electronics

Effective date: January 2017

This course provides an introductory survey to topics of particular interest to Electronics and Computer Engineering students. Students will first review vectors, kinematics, Newton's Laws, work, energy and power. Students will then study torque and rotational motion, waves, light, thermal physics, static electricity and magnetism.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week plus 2 lab hours on alternate weeks
Related programs
Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology - Renewable Energy; Physics
Tuition
$339.75 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

And one of:

Camosun offers Math assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHYS 160 Biomechanics of Sport

Effective date: September 2011

This course is an introduction to Newtonian Mechanics in the context of human movement and the optimization of motor skills. The sequence of topics includes: terminology of biomechanics, Newton's Laws of Motion, forces, linear kinematics, work and energy, power, momentum, rotational kinematics, hydrostatics, and biomechanical analysis of sport.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 seminar hours per week plus 2 lab hours on alternate weeks
Related programs
Physics
Tuition
$339.75 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

  • C+ in Foundations of Math 11
  • C in Principles of Math 11
  • C in Pre-Calculus 11
  • C in MATH 073
  • C in MATH 137

Camosun offers Math assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHYS 191 Physics 1 Civil/Mechanical

Effective date: September 2011

A physics course enriched with applications relevant to civil and mechanical engineering technology. Topics: measurement and units, vectors, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy and power, statics and rotational dynamics.

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Credits
3
Format
5 lecture hours per week and 2 lab hours on alternate weeks
Related programs
Physics
Tuition
$326.16 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Restricted course Open to students in Civil Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology or Engineering Bridge.

PHYS 192 Physics 2 Civil/Mechanical

Effective date: September 2008

A continuation of PHYS 191. Topics: impulse, linear and angular momentum, simple harmonic motion, wave motion and standing waves, thermal properties of matter, electricity, simple DC circuits and electromagnetism.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
5 lecture hours per week and 2 lab hours on alternate weeks
Related programs
Physics
Tuition
$326.16 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Civil Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology or Engineering Bridge.

PHYS 210 Electricity and Magnetism

Effective date: January 2014

This is a calculus-based course in electricity and magnetism. Topics include: electrostatics, including Coulomb's law and Gauss's law for uniform and non-uniform charge distributions; capacitance and dielectrics; electric circuits, including RC circuits; magnetic fields, including the Biot-Savart law and Ampere's law; electromagnetic induction and application using Lenz's law; and LR circuits and Maxwell's equations.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours, 1 seminar hour, and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Physics
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Effective date: September 2017

This is a calculus-based course in electricity and magnetism. Topics include: electrostatics, including Coulomb's law and Gauss's law for uniform and non-uniform charge distributions; capacitance and dielectrics; electric circuits, including RC circuits; magnetic fields, including the Biot-Savart law and Ampere's law; electromagnetic induction and application using Lenz's law; and LR circuits and Maxwell's equations.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Engineering Bridge.

PHYS 272 Energy and Sustainability

Effective date: September 2016

This course examines alternative energy and sustainability of fuel cells, solar, wind and wave power as well as energy storage systems. Students will study waves and sound, electricity and magnetism, radiative heat transfer, semiconductor theory, and nuclear energy.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours per week and 2 lab hours on alternating weeks
Related programs
Mechanical Engineering Technology; Physics
Tuition
$339.75 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

And one of:

PHYS 295 Physics (Engineering Bridge)

Effective date: January 2017

Topics will be reviewed and expanded beyond those covered in technology programs including thermal energy, mechanical waves, sound, physical optics, geometric optics, elementary electricity and magnetism, simple AC and DC circuits.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Physics
Tuition
$339.75 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Engineering Bridge.

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