Course Title: Physics
Course Code: SPH3U
Grade: 11
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic
Department: Science

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.

Course Outline
  • SPH3U Unit1 Overview
  • Accessibility to SPH3U Unit1 Assignment
  • U1L1 Distance, Position, and Displacement (B2.1)
  • U1L2 Speed and Velocity (B2.2)
  • U1L3 Acceleration (B3.1)
  • U1L4 Graphs of Linear Motion (B2.3 B2.4)
  • U1L5 Key Equations for Motion with Uniform Acceleration (B2.5 B2.6)
  • U1L6 Acceleration Near Earth’s Surface (A1.2)
  • U1L7 Motion in Two Dimensions (Part 1)(B2.7)
  • U1L8 Motion in Two Dimensions (Part 2)(B3.2)
  • U1L9 Motion in Two Dimensions (Part 3)(B1.1 B1.2)
  • U1L10 Projectile Motion (Part 1)(B2.8)
  • U1L11 Projectile Motion (Part 2)(B2.9)
  • U1L12 Applications in Kinematics (B3.3)
  • U1L13 Types of Forces (Part 1)(C2.1)
  • U1L14 Types of Forces (Part 2)(C3.2)
  • U1L15 Newton’s First Law of Motion (C2.2)
  • U1L16 Newton’s Second law of Motion (C2.3 C2.4)
  • U1L17 Newton’s Third Law of Motion (C2.5)
  • U1L18 Using Newton’s Laws (C3.3)
  • U1L19 Gravitational Force Near Earth (C2.6)
  • U1L20 Friction (C3.1)
  • U1L21 Solving Friction Problems (C3.4)
  • U1L22 Forces Applied to Automotive Technology (A2.1 C1.1 C1.2)
  • U1L23 Forces Applied to Sports and Research (A1.5 C1.1 C1.2)
  • U1L24 Unit Review
  • Finish and Hand in SPH3U Unit1 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • SPH3U Unit1 Online Test
  • SPH3U Unit2 Overview
  • Accessibility to SPH3U Unit2 Assignment
  • U2L1 Work (D2.2)
  • U2L2 Work and Energy (D2.2 D3.5)
  • U2L3 Energy (D3.5)
  • U2L4 Types of Energy and the Law of Conservation of Energy (D2.3 D2.4)
  • U2L5 Efficiency, Energy sources, and Energy conservation (Part 1)(D2.7)
  • U2L6 Efficiency, Energy sources, and Energy conservation (Part 2)(D2.8 D2.9)
  • U2L7 Power (Part 1)(D2.5)
  • U2L8 Power (Part 2)(D2.6)
  • U2L9 Applications of Renewable Energy Sources (D3.2)
  • U2L10 Warmth and Coldness (D3.1)
  • U2L11 Thermal Energy and Temperature (D3.3)
  • U2L12 Distinguishing between Thermal Energy and Heat (D3.4 D3.8)
  • U2L13 Heat Capacity (Part 1)(D2.10)
  • U2L14 Heat Capacity (Part 2)(D2.11)
  • U2L15 States of Matter and Changes of State (D2.1 D3.7)
  • U2L16 Heating and Cooling Systems (Part 1)(D1.1)
  • U2L17 Heating and Cooling Systems (Part 2)(D1.1)
  • U2L18 Geothermal Systems (A1.4 A1.6 D1.2)
  • U2L19 Atoms and Isotopes (D3.9)
  • U2L20 Radioactive Decay (D3.10)
  • U2L21 Half-Life (A1.7 D3.11)
  • U2L22 Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Power Generation (A1.8 D3.12)
  • U2L23 Nuclear Fusion (D3.6)
  • U2L24 Unit Review
  • Finish and Hand in SPH3U Unit2 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • SPH3U Unit3 Overview
  • Accessibility to SPH3U Unit3 Assignment
  • U3L1 Vibration (A1.11 E3.1)
  • U3L2 Mechanical Waves (E3.1)
  • U3L3 Wave Characteristics (E2.4)
  • U3L4 Wave Speed (Part 1)(E2.3)
  • U3L5 Wave Speed (Part 2)(E3.2)
  • U3L6 Properties of sound Waves (E3.6)
  • U3L7 The Sound Barrier (E1.1)
  • U3L8 Explore an Issue in Sound (A1.9 A1.10 E1.2)
  • U3L9 Interference of Waves (E2.2 E3.3)
  • U3L10 Waves at Media Boundaries (E3.4)
  • U3L11 Standing Waves (E3.5)
  • U3L12 Damping and Resonance (Part 1)(E2.1)
  • U3L13 Damping and Resonance (Part 2)(E2.6 E2.7)
  • U3L14 The Doppler Effect (E2.5)
  • U3L15 Human Hearing (E1.2)
  • U3L16 Musical Instruments (E2.4)
  • U3L17 Acoustics (E2.6)
  • U3L18 Structural Safety (E1.1)
  • U3L19 Seismic Waves (Part 1)(E1.2)
  • U3L20 Seismic Waves (Part 2)(E2.2)
  • U3L21 Vibrations in Aircraft (E1.1)
  • U3L22 Nature and Sound Waves (Part 1)(E3.6)
  • U3L23 Nature and Sound Waves (Part 2)(A1.12 E3.6)
  • U3L24 Unit Review
  • Finish and Hand in SPH3U Unit3 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • SPH3U Unit4 Overview
  • Accessibility to SPH3U Unit4 Assignment
  • U4L1 Electrical Energy and Power Plants (A1.1 F1.1)
  • U4L2 Electric Potential Difference (F2.1)
  • U4L3 Developments in Electricity Knowledge (A2.2)
  • U4L4 Electric Current (F1.2)
  • U4L5 Kirchhoff’s Laws (Part 1)(F2.2)
  • U4L6 Kirchhoff’s Laws (Part 2)(F2.2)
  • U4L7 Electrical Resistance (F2.2)
  • U4L8 Resistors in Circuits (F2.3)
  • U4L9 Circuit Analysis (A1.13 F2.3)
  • U4L10 Magnetic Fields (F2.4)
  • U4L11 Oersted’s Discovery (F2.5)
  • U4L12 Wireless Electricity (F3.2 F3.3)
  • U4L13 Solenoids (F3.2)
  • U4L14 The Motor Principle (F3.4)
  • U4L15 The Direct Current Motor (F3.5)
  • U4L16 Electromagnetic Induction (Part 1)(F2.8)
  • U4L17 Electromagnetic Induction (Part 2)(F3.1)
  • U4L18 Lenz’s Law (F2.7 F3.4)
  • U4L19 Alternating Current (Part 1)(F3.4)
  • U4L20 Alternating Current (Part 2)(F3.5)
  • U4L21 Electricity Generation (A1.3 F3.6 F3.7 F3.9)
  • U4L22 Transformers (F2.1)
  • U4L23 Power Plants and the Electrical Grid (F2.6 F3.8)
  • U4L24 Unit Review
  • Finish and Hand in SPH3U Unit4 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • SPH3U Unit4 Online Test
  • SPH3U Final Project
  • SPH3U Final Exam
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