Physics - 11
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
Unit 1: Kinematics (22 hours)
This unit will cover kinematics - the study of objects in motion.
Unit 2: Forces (22 hours)
This unit will explore the concept of forces and how they effect objects in motion.
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.
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.
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.