Course name: Physics Course code: (SPH4U)

Grade 12    1.0 Credit

Course type:    University Preparation

Course description: This course enables you to deepen your understanding of physics concepts and theories. You will continue your exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. You will explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. You will further develop your scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. You will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
SPH4UJ: Physics
Course description: This course enables you to deepen your understanding of physics concepts and theories. You will continue your exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. You will explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. You will further develop your scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. You will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Course Lessons

This course is designed for independent study.
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33 Lessons

6 Lessons

1.1   Investigating Vectors

1.2   Exploring Relative Motion

1.3   Examining Kinematics

1.4   Self-Check and Reflection as you Learn

1.5   Discovering Forces

1.6   Uniform Circular Motion

6 Lessons

2.1   Discovering Work and Energy

2.2   Exploring Elastic Potential Energy

2.3   Self-Check and Reflect as you Learn

2.4   Investigating Impulse and Momentum in One Dimension

2.5   Understanding Momentum in Two Dimensions

2.6   Unit 2 Assessments

7 Lessons

3.1   Gravitational Fields

3.2   Exploring Electric Fields

3.3   Self-Check and Reflection as you Learn

3.4   Examining Electric Potential and Electric Potential Difference

3.5   Discovering Magnetic Fields

3.6   Unit 3 Assessment for feedback and grading

3.7   Assessment for feedback - Concept Map

7 Lessons

4.1   Understanding Properties of Waves

4.2   Investigating Interference of Light

4.3   Self-Check and Reflection as you Learn

4.4   Other Light Behaviour

4.5   Examining Polarization, Electromagnetic Radiation, and Light

4.6   Unit 4 Assessments

4.7   Assessment for feedback for your learning

7 Lessons

5.1   Understanding Special Relativity

5.2   Theory of Special Relativity

5.3   Self-Check and Reflection as you Learn

5.4   Assessment Feedback for your Learning

5.5   Inquiring into Quantum Theory

5.6   Discovering Wave-Particle Duality

5.7   Wrapping up SPH4U Final Assessments