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The VVC Physics Department

Physics is the study motion, force, energy, and matter. The students of physics contemplate wide range of subjects from the smallest like the atom and its components to the largest like galaxies.

The study of physics should strengthen students' skills in:

  • Problem Solving

  • Written Communication

  • Team Work

The department offers courses for students in many majors. The physics courses at VVC are divided into the following categories:

Introductory Physics

This is a one-semester, algebra-based course, intended for students who need a science course with a lab, without any calculus requirements.

General Physics

This is a two-semester, calculus-based course, intended for students majoring in biology, health sciences, and many other fields.

Engineering Physics

This is a four-semester, calculus-based course, intended for students majoring in physics, engineering, and other physical sciences fields.

All physics courses, or sequences, cover essential topics in lower level undergraduate physics, including: mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, electricity and magnetism and modern physics.