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 Code: SPH3U
Course Type: University
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic
Credit Value: 1
Unit 1: Kinematics
Students will study the motions and calculate its position, velocity/speed over time.
Unit 2: Forces
Students will study Newton’s laws, and investigate related problems using mass and net force.
Unit 3: Energy
Students will study energy transformation and demonstrate the understanding of work.
Unit 4: Wave and Sound
Students will study the mechanical waves and sound, to demonstrate an understanding via their production, transmission, interaction and reception.
Unit 5: Electricity and Magnetism
Students will learn about magnetic field and electric circuits to calculate related problems.