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SPH3U-B  Physics

Course Code: SPH3U-B

Grade 11, University Preparation, 1.0 credit

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.


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Course units can be purchased individually.

Unit 1: Lessons 1-4

Lesson 1:
Characteristics of Waves
Lesson 2:
Transmission of Sound
Lesson 3:
Wave Interference
Lesson 4:

Unit 2: Lessons 5-8

Lesson 5:
Identifying and Describing Types of Motion
Lesson 6:
Interpreting Graphs and Deriving Equations
Lesson 7:
Transportation Problems
Lesson 8:
Projectile Motion

Unit 3: Lessons 9-12

Lesson 9:
Introduction to Newton's Laws
Lesson 10:
Investigating Newton's Laws
Lesson 11:
Applications of Newton's Laws
Lesson 12:
Physics of Footwear

Unit 4: Lessons 13-16

Lesson 13:
Work, Power, and Energy
Lesson 14:
Law of Conservation of Energy
Lesson 15:
Thermal Energy
Lesson 16:
The Nucleus and Radioactivity

Unit 5: Lessons 17-20

Lesson 17:
Electric Current
Lesson 18:
Electric Circuits
Lesson 19:
Lesson 20:
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