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 related 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 Code: SPH4U
Course Type: University
Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Unit 1: Dynamics
Students will learn about how forces affect its motion.
Unit 2: Energy and Momentum
Students will learn the law of conservation of energy and the law of conservation of momentum to predict resulting motion.
Unit 3: Gravitational, Electric, and magnetic fields
Students will learn the three forces and its field to determine the behavior of matter in its field.
Unit 4: Wave Nature of Light
Students will study the properties of light was both wave and particle and predict its behavior in different media.
Unit 5: Quantum Mechanics
Students will study the relativistic motion and time as relative to a person’s frame of reference to predict motion.