Course Description

This is the first of two courses designed to prepare you for university entrance. The course provides an introduction to the motion and energy of objects and waves. Specific units include kinematics, dynamics, circular motion, work/energy, oscillatory motion, and mechanical waves.

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Seek and apply evidence when evaluating alternative approaches to investigation, problems and issues in physics
  • Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to continue in the physical sciences
  • Describe and apply knowledge and skills to the following:
    • Vectors and Coordinate Systems
    • Concepts of Motion
    • Kinematics
    • Force and Motion
    • Dynamics
    • Energy and Work


Successful completion of Science 10 or equivalent course and Math Foundations, Math 10C or equivalent course. Questions about placement? Call: 403.220.2866 or E-mail: conted@ucalgary.ca 
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Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Sep 13, 2023 to Nov 15, 2023
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Sep 13, 2023 to Nov 21, 2023
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $475.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Physics 20 Student Book + CD-ROM w/Extras, Workbook – Print + CD
Edition: 2012
Authors: Edmonton Public Schools Teacher Resources
Publisher: Edmonton Public Schools

Section Notes

Prerequisites: Science 10 or equivalent course AND Math 10C, Math Foundations or equivalent course. Questions? Call: 403.220.2866 or e-mail: conted@ucalgary.ca

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

It is the student’s responsibility to confirm transcript deadlines with UCalgary Admissions.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: a reliable headset with microphone and a webcam.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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