Undergraduate 2024/2025 Faculty of Science Physics and Atmospheric Science Physics and Atmospheric Science

Physics and Atmospheric Science - Introduction to Physics

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course concentrates on mechanics (forces and motion). Primarily for students interested in Physical Sciences and Engineering. Students entering this course must be familiar with algebra, graphs, and trigonometry, and should be taking calculus (MATH 1000.03/1010.03 or MATH 1280.03/1290.03) concurrently. Ideas are introduced through in-class demonstrations enabling students to relate physical theory to events in the real world. Students explore many concepts via hands-on labs.

FORMAT:

FORMAT COMMENTS: number of labs = 6

LAB HOURS PER WEEK: 3

PREREQUISITES: High School Physics equivalent to the Nova Scotia 12 level. Students not having a physics credit equivalent to Nova Scotia Grade 12 Physics are strongly advised to take PHYC 0010.00 available in the summer and in the fall term. See the College of Continuing Education at: http://collegeofcontinuinged.dal.ca.

EXCLUSIONS: Credit will be given for only one of PHYC 1190.03 or PHYC 1310.03.

**PHYC 1190 Introduction to Physics**CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course concentrates on mechanics (forces and motion). Primarily for students interested in Physical Sciences and Engineering. Students entering this course must be familiar with algebra, graphs, and trigonometry, and should be taking calculus (MATH 1000.03/1010.03 or MATH 1280.03/1290.03) concurrently. Ideas are introduced through in-class demonstrations enabling students to relate physical theory to events in the real world. Students explore many concepts via hands-on labs.

FORMAT:

- Lecture
- Lab

FORMAT COMMENTS: number of labs = 6

LAB HOURS PER WEEK: 3

PREREQUISITES: High School Physics equivalent to the Nova Scotia 12 level. Students not having a physics credit equivalent to Nova Scotia Grade 12 Physics are strongly advised to take PHYC 0010.00 available in the summer and in the fall term. See the College of Continuing Education at: http://collegeofcontinuinged.dal.ca.

EXCLUSIONS: Credit will be given for only one of PHYC 1190.03 or PHYC 1310.03.