Course Title: Physics
Course Code: SPH4U
Grade: 12
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation
Department: Science

Course Description

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

Course Outline
  • SPH4U Unit1 Overview
  • Accessibility to SPH4U Unit1 Assignment
  • U1L1 Motion and Motion Graphs (Part 1)(B2.2)
  • U1L2 Motion and Motion Graphs (Part 2)(B2.2)
  • U1L3 Equations of Motion (B2.2)
  • U1L4 Displacement in Two Dimensions (Part 1)(B2.2)
  • U1L5 Displacement in Two Dimensions (Part 2)(B2.2)
  • U1L6 Velocity and Acceleration in Two Dimensions (B2.2)
  • U1L7 Projectile Motion (A1.2 B2.2)
  • U1L8 Relative Motion (A2.1 B2.2)
  • U1L9 Forces and Free Body Diagrams (B2.1)
  • U1L10 Newton’s Laws of Motion (Part 1)(A1.1 B2.1)
  • U1L11 Newton’s Laws of Motion (Part 2)(A1.11 B2.1)
  • U1L12 Applying Newton’s Laws of Motion (Part 1)(B2.3)
  • U1L13 Applying Newton’s Laws of Motion (Part 2)(B2.4)
  • U1L14 Forces of Friction (Part 1)(B2.5)
  • U1L15 Forces of Friction (Part 2)(B3.2)
  • U1L16 Applications in Dynamics (B1.1 B1.2)
  • U1L17 Inertial and Non-inertial Frame of Reference (Part 1)(B3.1)
  • U1L18 Inertial and Non-inertial Frame of Reference (Part 2)(B3.1)
  • U1L19 Centripetal Acceleration (Part 1)(B3.3)
  • U1L20 Centripetal Acceleration (Part 2)(B2.6)
  • U1L21 Centripetal Force (B2.7)
  • U1L22 Rotating Frames of Reference (B1.1)
  • U1L23 Explore an issue in Dynamics (B1.2)
  • U1L24 Unit Review
  • Finish and Hand in SPH4U Unit1 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • SPH4U Unit2 Overview
  • Accessibility to SPH4U Unit2 Assignment
  • U2L1 Work (Part 1)(C2.2)
  • U2L2 Work (Part 2)(C2.2)
  • U2L3 Kinetic Energy and the Work-Energy Theorem (A1.12 C2.2)
  • U2L4 Gravatational Potential Energy (C2.1)
  • U2L5 Energy Generation (A1.3 A1.7 A1.9 C2.1)
  • U2L6 The Law of Conservation of Energy (Part 1)(C2.3)
  • U2L7 The Law of Conservation of Energy (Part 2)(C2.4)
  • U2L8 Hooke’s Law (C3.1)
  • U2L9 Elastic Potential Energy (C2.4)
  • U2L10 Simple Harmonic Motion (C3.2)
  • U2L11 Springs and Conservation of Energy (Part 1)(C2.3)
  • U2L12 Springs and Conservation of Energy (Part 2)(C3.2)
  • U2L13 Momentum and Impulse (Part 1)(C2.5)
  • U2L14 Momentum and Impulse (Part 2)(C2.5)
  • U2L15 Conservation of momentum in one Dimension (C3.4)
  • U2L16 Collisions (Part 1)(C2.6)
  • U2L17 Collisions (Part 2)(C3.3)
  • U2L18 Head-on Elastic Collisions (Part 1)(C3.3)
  • U2L19 Head-on Elastic Collisions (Part 2)(C2.6)
  • U2L20 Head-on Elastic Collisions (Part 3)(C2.7)
  • U2L21 Collisions in Two Dimensions (C2.6)
  • U2L22 Applications of Momentum (C1.1 C1.2)
  • U2L23 Momentum and the Neutrino (C3.5)
  • U2L24 Unit Review
  • Finish and Hand in SPH4U Unit2 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • SPH4U Unit3 Overview
  • Accessibility to SPH4U Unit3 Assignment
  • U3L1 Newtonian Gravitation (Part 1)(D2.1)
  • U3L2 Newtonian Gravitation (Part 2)(D2.1)
  • U3L3 Orbits (Part 1)(A1.13 D2.2)
  • U3L4 Orbits (Part 2)(A1.10 D2.2)
  • U3L5 Applications of Gravitational Fields (D1.1)
  • U3L6 Gravitation and General Relativity (D1.2)
  • U3L7 Properties of Electric Charge (A1.8 D2.5)
  • U3L8 Coulomb’s Law (Part 1)(D3.1)
  • U3L9 Coulomb’s Law (Part 2)(D3.1)
  • U3L10 Electric Fields (Part 1)(D1.1)
  • U3L11 Electric Fields (Part 2)(D2.3)
  • U3L12 Potential Difference (D1.2)
  • U3L13 Electric Potential (D2.3)
  • U3L14 Electric Potential Energy (Part 1)(D2.3)
  • U3L15 Electric Potential Energy (Part 2)(D2.3 D3.3)
  • U3L16 The Millikan Oil Drop Experiment (A1.6 D3.3)
  • U3L17 Magnets and Electromagnets (D2.4)
  • U3L18 Magnetic Force on Moving Charges (Part 1)(D2.4)
  • U3L19 Magnetic Force on Moving Charges (Part 2)(D2.4)
  • U3L20 Magnetic Force on Current-Carrying Conductor (D3.2)
  • U3L21 Motion of Charged Particles in Magnetic Fields (D3.2)
  • U3L22 Applications of Electric and Magnetic Fields (D1.1)
  • U3L23 Applications in Electromagnetic Fields (D1.1)
  • U3L24 Unit Review
  • Finish and Hand in SPH4U Unit3 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • SPH4U Unit3 Online Test
  • SPH4U Unit4 Overview
  • Accessibility to SPH4U Unit4 Assignment
  • U4L1 Properties of Waves and Light (E2.1)
  • U4L2 Refraction (E2.2)
  • U4L3 Total Internal Reflection (E2.2)
  • U4L4 Diffraction and Interference of Water Waves (Part 1)(E3.1)
  • U4L5 Diffraction and Interference of Water Waves (Part 2)(A1.4 E3.1)
  • U4L6 Light: Wave or Particle? (E1.1)
  • U4L7 Young’s Double-Slit Experiment (A1.5 E2.3 E2.4)
  • U4L8 Light Based Technology (E1.2)
  • U4L9 Interference in Thin Films (Part 1)(E3.2)
  • U4L10 Interference in Thin Films (Part 2)(E3.2)
  • U4L11 Single Slit Diffraction (E3.2)
  • U4L12 The Diffraction Grating (E3.3)
  • U4L13 Electromagnetic Radiation (E3.4)
  • U4L14 Polarization of Light (E3.2)
  • U4L15 Applications of Light (E1.2)
  • U4L16 The Special Theory of Relativity (F1.1 F1.2)
  • U4L17 Time Dilation (A2.2 F2.1 F3.3)
  • U4L18 Length Contraction (F2.3)
  • U4L19 Simultaneity (F2.3)
  • U4L20 Relativistic Momentum (F2.3)
  • U4L21 Mass-Energy Equivalence (F2.4)
  • U4L22 Photons and the Quantum Theory of Light (F3.1)
  • U4L23 Wave Properties of Classical Particles (F2.2 F3.2)
  • U4L24 The Standard Model of Elementary Particles (F3.4)
  • Finish and Hand in SPH4U Unit4 Assignment at the end of lesson
  • SPH4U Unit4 Online Test
  • SPH4U Final Project
  • SPH4U Final Exam
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