SPH3U

Physics - 11


Course Description:

This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: SNC2D - Science Grade 10

Course Outline

Unit 1: Kinematics (22 hours)

This unit will cover kinematics - the study of objects in motion.

LESSON # LESSON NAME
1-1 Introduction to Kinematics
1-2 Position-Time Graphs                       
1-3 Velocity-Time Graphs
1-4 Advanced Kinematics
1-5 Motion in 2-Dimensions

 

Unit 2: Forces (22 hours)

This unit will explore the concept of forces and how they effect objects in motion.

LESSON # LESSON NAME
2-1 Introduction to Forces
2-2 Newton's Laws
2-3 Gravity
2-4 Friction                                 

 

Unit 3: Energy & Society (24 hours)

This unit will explore the concepts of work, energy and power and how we as a society can use these concepts to our benefit and detriment.

LESSON # LESSON NAME
3-1 Work, Energy & Power
3-2 Energy
3-3 Thermal Energy & Heat Transfer                                                                  
3-4 Nuclear Energy

 

Unit 4: Waves & Sounds (22 hours)

What phenomena causes sound to be created? How are sounds able to travel over large distances?  The answers to these questions lie in the nature of sound, which travels through media as waves.  In this unit you will learn about the properties of waves and how these properties apply to sounds.

LESSON # LESSON NAME
4-1 Introduction to Waves
4-2 Sound
4-3 Wave Interference                                                            
4-4 Beats & Resonance

 

Unit 5: Electricity & Magnetism (20 hours)

In this unit you will learn about the characteristics of electricity and magnetism and how these two different phenomena can combine to produce electrical energy.

LESSON # LESSON NAME
5-1 Electric Circuits
5-2 Ohm's & Kirchoff's Laws
5-3 Magnets & Electromagnetism