SPH3U - Grade 11 University Physics

Course Outline

Curriculum Documents

Equation Sheets

UNITS OF STUDY

INTRODUCTION & REVIEW

Numeracy Review & Significant Digits

Introduction to Measurement

Scientific & Standard Notation

Significant Digits

The Metric System (SI)

Measuring Time (Motion)

Recording Motion

KINEMATICS

B1. Relating Science to Technology, Society & the Environment

B1.1 Hoes does a speed gun work?

B1.1 Hoes does a motion detector work?

B1.2 Photo Radars

B1.2 Use of GPS

B2. Developing Skills of Investigation & Communication

Position Time Graphs

B2.1 Supporting Video: kinematic terminology

B2.2 Supporting Video: Position-Time Graphs

Velocity Time Graphs

B2.2 Supporting Video: Velocity-Time & Acceleration-Time Graphs

Deriving Kinematic Equations

B2.3 Supporting Video: Deriving Equations for Average Velocity & Displacement (1-D)

Free Fall

B2.4 Skydiver & Terminal Velocity

B2.4 Bouncing Ball Physics

2-D Motion

Projectile Motion

B2.5 Solving Problems Involving Distance, Position & Displacement Part I

B2.5 Solving Problems Involving Distance, Position & Displacement Part II

FORCES

Newton's Laws

Free Body Diagrams

Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

Applying Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

Ratios Method

ENERGY & SOCIETY

Thermal Energy Terminology

Thermal Energy

Nuclear Physics Terminology

Types of Radioactive Decay

Alpha Particles

Alpha Decay

Beta Particles

Beta Decay

Radioactive Half Life

Ionizing Radiation

WAVES & SOUND

ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM

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