Physics 11

[ Ministry code: PH 11 ]


Although there is no formal prerequisite for Physics 11, it is recommended that students have maintained a minimum of 70% in both Foundations of Mathematics 10 and Science 10. Students who may have not done so may want to consider upgrading their math skills before taking this course.

View the complete Learning Standards for this course here: Physics 11

Physics 11 is a self-study, interactive course that provides an introductory insight into the understanding of our physical world by examining the scope, nature, relevance and limitations of physics. Through this course you will investigate physical phenomena, including motion, contact forces and mechanical waves. Conservation of energy is also explored through momentum, impulse, work, energy and power.

MODULE 1: Graphs, Relationships and Kinematics

  • Unit 1: Graphing, Relationships
    • Lesson 1: Building a Graph
    • Lesson 2: Identifying Relationships
  • 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

Assignments:
Quiz #1
Quiz #2

MODULE 2: Forces and Newton’s Laws

  • Unit 3A: Forces and Newton’s Law Part 1
    • Lesson 1: Types of Forces
    • Lesson 2: Newton’s First Law
    • Lesson 3: Weight vs. Mass
    • Lesson 4: Gravity in Space
  • Unit 3B: Forces and Newton’s Laws Part 2
    • Lesson 5: Newton’s Second Law
    • Lesson 6: Hooke’s Law
    • Lesson 7: Force of Friction
    • Lesson 8: Newton’s Third Law

Assignments:
Quiz #3a
Quiz #3b

MODULE 3: Momentum and Energy

  • Unit 4: Momentum and Impulse
    • Lesson 1: Inertia and Momentum
    • Lesson 2: Impulse
    • Lesson 3: Conservation of Energy – Explosions
    • Lesson 4: Conservation of Energy – Collisions
  • Unit 5: Work, Energy and Power
    • Lesson 5: The Meaning of Work
    • Lesson 6: Types of Work
    • Lesson 7: Power
    • Lesson 8: Conservation of Energy – Ideal
    • Lesson 9: Conservation of Energy – with Friction

Assignments:
Quiz #4
Quiz #5

MODULE 4: Waves and Geometric Optics

  • Unit 6: Waves
    • Lesson 1: Mechanical Waves
    • Lesson 2: Wave Phenomena
    • Lesson 3: Wave Interference
    • Lesson 4: Wave Resonance
    • Lesson 5: The Doppler Effect
  • Unit 7: Geometric Optics
    • Lesson 6: The Nature of Light
    • Lesson 7: Geometric Optics – Curved Mirrors
    • Lesson 8: Geometric Optics – Lenses

Assignments:
Quiz #6
Quiz #7

MODULE 5: Heat, Nuclear Energy and Relativity

  • Unit 8: Heat
    • Lesson 1: Thermal Energy and Temperature
    • Lesson 2: Heat Transfer
  • Unit 9: Nuclear Physics
    • Lesson 3: Radio Activity
    • Lesson 4: Controlling Nuclear Energy
  • Unit 10: Relativity
    • Lesson 5: Einstein’s Postulates
    • Lesson 6: Length, Mass and Energy in Special Relativity

Assignments:
Quiz #8
Quiz #9
Quiz #10

ASSESSMENT

  • Labs (3 total)                                     10%
  • Quizzes (10 total)                             40%
  • Module Tests (5 total)                     50%

Required Resources: a computer with internet access and headphones/speakers, a graphing or scientific calculator, ruler and protractor. As binder is recommended for notes, investigations and assignments, and should include both lined and graph paper.

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