## PHYS 050 – Provincial Physics

Physics 050 extends the introductory study of physical laws and concentrates on governing motion and forces to two dimensions. It also looks at electrostatics and electromagnetism. It uses mathematics to describe physical phenomena, with extensive use of vectors and trigonometry. In addition, the course's laboratory experiments enhance the understanding of physical concepts and develop skills in planning, performing, and analyzing experiments. This course is equivalent to Physics 12.

Hours: 120 (Lecture Hours: 90; Laboratory Hours: 30)

Prerequisites:
i.“C“ or higher in PHYS 040 or Physics 11 or equivalent
ii. And one of
- “C“ or higher in MATH 040 or higher
- “C“ or higher in Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11 or higher or equivalent
- Provincial Level Placement or higher on the CCP Assessment of Math Skills

Non-Course Prerequisites:
None

Co-requisites:
None

Course Content:
A. Measurement & Mathematics Skills
B. Kinematics in Two Dimensions
C. Dynamics in Two Dimensions
C. Electrostatics
D. Electromagnetism
Laboratories: There should be one laboratory from each topic and a minimum of seven laboratories

Learning Outcomes:
A. Measurement & Mathematics Skills
- Review problems involving SI units, significant figures and uncertainties in measurement.
- Resolve, add and subtract vectors using trigonometry
B. Kinematics in Two Dimensions
- Use the language and concepts of kinematics to describe motion in two dimensions
- Analyze and solve kinematics in two dimensions
C. Dynamics in Two Dimensions
- Use the language and concepts of dynamics to describe forces, energy and momentum
- Analyze and solve dynamics in two dimensions using free body diagrams:
- Newton’s Laws
- Torque, Translational and Rotational Equilibrium
- Momentum Energy
- Conservation
- Uniform circular motion
C. Electrostatics
- Use the language and concepts of physics to describe electrostatic phenomena
- Analyze and solve electrostatic forces and electric fields in two dimensions
- Analyze and solve electric potential and electric potential energy
D. Electromagnetism
- Use the language and concepts of physics to describe electromagnetic phenomena
- Analyze and solve problems involving magnetic forces and magnetic fields in two dimensions
- Analyze and solve problems involving electromagnetic induction; includes Faraday’s law and Lenz’s law
- Describe devices that operate using electromagnetic induction
Options:
The following topics may be useful to students going on to further physics courses: AC circuits; Astronomy; Electronics; Fluids; Kirchhoff’s laws; Nuclear physics; Quantum physics; Relativity
Laboratories:
There should be one laboratory from each topic and a minimum of seven laboratories.
Laboratory skills must include:
- Collecting data through observation:
- Record a measurement to the appropriate level of precision
- Recognize that all measured values have an uncertainty
- Constructing graphs:
- Choose appropriate scales
- Determine line of best fit
- Label correctly
- Drawing conclusions from observations and data:
- Identify and discuss sources of error
- Calculate and interpret the slope of a line
- Relate conclusion to objectives
- Calculating experimental error:
- Determine % error and % difference where appropriate
- Writing formal laboratory reports
- Participate in experimental design

For a detailed learning outcomes: https://www.bctransferguide.ca/transfer-options/adult-basic-education/past-abe-guides/ (2022-2023)