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

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


Formerly UPG 130 Physics 1. Students who have taken UPG 130 should not enrol in this course.


Successful completion of Science 10 or equivalent course and Math Foundations, Math 10C or equivalent course.

Questions about placement? Please contact us.

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Online Synchronous
5:30PM to 6:30PM
Jan 11, 2024 to Mar 14, 2024
Online Asynchronous
Jan 11, 2024 to Mar 20, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $499.00
  • Irfaan Sorathia, BSc, BNpSt, BEd
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

Prerequisite: 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.

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

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

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

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

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

Students 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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