Physics 11


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View the complete Learning Outcomes for this course: Physics 11 & 12 Integrated Resource Package  (Grade 11 Learning Outcomes are on page 16)

Welcome to Physics 11. This is a self-study interactive course that provides an introductory insight into an understanding  of our physical world by examining the scope, nature, relevance and limitations of Physics. The topics in this course cover the intended learning outcomes for Physics 11 in B.C. They have been chosen because they illustrate the substance of physics – they are accessible to most students, and are related to other aspects of your general education and life experiences.

Pre-requisites:

While it is impossible to predict who will succeed in Physics, past experience suggests that most students should have maintained a minimum 70% in both FMPCMath 10 and Science 10.  Those students who have not done so may need to consider upgrading their math skills first before taking on this course.

Expectations:

Physics 11 is an introductory course with a reduced but nonetheless significant emphasis on mathematical analysis, along with a scientific approach to problem-solving.  Students must be familiar with the principles of calculations, formulas and algebraic manipulation, and should be familiar with the use of a scientific calculator.  Importantly, this is an elective senior course and students will be expected to make the commitment that is required of such a course – taking proper notes, working through the practice problems, completing all assignments and labs, and successfully writing each module test.

Equipment:

A binder is recommended for notes, investigations and homework; it should include both lined and graph paper.  You will also need a good scientific calculator (a graphing one may be used but is not mandatory), as well as pencil, pen, ruler and protractor (for the Optics unit).

Course Outline

Module 1

  • Unit 1: Graphing, Relationships and Vectors
    • Lesson 1: Building a Graph
    • Lesson 2: Identifying Relationships
    • Lesson 3: Vector Analysis
  • Unit 2: Kinematics
    • Lesson 1: Uniform Motion
    • Lesson 2: Acceleration
    • Lesson 3: Acceleration Due to Gravity
    • Lesson 4: Position-Time Graphs
    • Lesson 5: Uniform Motion and Velocity-Time Graphs
    • Lesson 6: Acceleration and Velocity-Time Graphs
  • Unit 3: Projectile Motion
    • Lesson 1: Projectile Motion in 1-Dimension
    • Lesson 2: Horizontal Projectile Motion
    • Lesson 3: Projectile Motion in 2-Dimension

Module 2

  • Unit 4: Forces and Newton’s Law
    • Lesson 1: Types of Forces
    • Lesson 2: Newton’s 1st Law
    • Lesson 3: Weight vs. Mass
    • Lesson 4: Newton’s 2nd Law
    • Lesson 5: Newton’s 3rd law
  • Unit 5: Applied Forces
    • Lesson 1: Hooke’s Law
    • Lesson 2: Simple Machines
    • Lesson 3: Forces of Friction
    • Lesson 4: Applied Forces in 2-D
  • Unit 6: Inclined Surfaces and Connected Masses
    • Lesson 1: Forces and Inclines
    • Lesson 2: Connected Masses

Module 3

  • Unit 7: Work and Energy
    • Lesson 1: Defining Work
    • Lesson 2: The Work-Energy Theorem
    • Lesson 3: Types of Work
  • Unit 8: Power and Conservation of Energy
    • Lesson 1: Power
    • Lesson 2: Conservation of Energy – Idea
    • Lesson 3: Conservation of Energy with Friction
  • Unit 9: Heat
    • Lesson 1: Thermal Energy and Temperature
    • Lesson 2: Heat Transfer

Module 4

  • Unit 10: Waves
    • Lesson 1: Mechanical Waves
    • Lesson 2: Wave Phenomena
    • Lesson 3: Wave Interference
    • Lesson 4: Resonance
    • Lesson 5: The Doppler Effect
  • Unit 11: Circuitry
    • Lesson 1: Current
    • Lesson 2: Voltage
    • Lesson 3: Ohm’s Law and Resistance
    • Lesson 4: EMF and Internal Resistance
    • Lesson 5: Electrical Power

Assessment

  • First Assignment (includes Lab #1)       4%
  • Quizzes 1-10 (~3.6% each)                    40%
  • Lab Activities 2, 3 (3% each)                   6%
  • Module Tests 1-5 (10% each)               50%

Required Resources: A computer with internet access, a graphing or scientific calculator.

Recommended Resources: A binder with lined paper and graph paper, pencil, pen, and ruler.

BC Performance Standards