Course Description

Course Name

Physics A for Aspect

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

18 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The course aims to provide students with a strong foundation in mechanics, properties of matter and thermodynamics. The aims are to encourage conceptual understanding, the development of certain mathematical and graphical skills as well as problem solving. Mechanics forms the basis of all the engineering disciplines. It is therefore crucial that students have a good grasp of the concepts and proficiency in the skills. Problem solving abilities develop through the course as a preparation for further development in later engineering courses. Topics include: vectors, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy power, conservative and non-conservative forces, friction, impulse, momentum, collisions, rotation, rotational dynamics, torque, rotational inertia, rotational energy, angular momentum, elasticity, elastic moduli, hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, temperature, heat, kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics, entropy.
Lecture times: 5th period every day. Tutorials Mon, Wed, Fri 4th period.
Workshop: Tuesday, 6th,7th and 8thperiods.
Laboratory: One laboratory session per week, Fridays 14h00 ? 17h00.
DP requirements: An average of at least 40% on the class record.
Assessment: Class record (tests, tutorials, workshops and laboratory record) counts 50%; one 2-hour examination counts 50%. A subminimum of 40% is required for theory examination paper.

*Course content subject to change