Physics 12

Ministry code: PH 12


Although there is no formal pre-requisite for Physics 12, it is recommended that students have completed Physics 11 prior to taking this course in addition to taking Foundations of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 concurrently.

View the complete Learning Standards for this course here:   Physics 12

Physics 12 is a course that moves from concrete to conceptual understandings of physical phenomena. Students will explore the classical mechanics of relative motion, forces, fields and momentum. In addition, students will investigate modern physics including special relativity, fundamental forces and wave-particle duality.

MODULE 1

Unit 1: Concurrent Forces and Equilibrium

  • Lesson 1: Concurrent Forces
  • Lesson 2: Concurrent Forces and Pulleys

Unit 2: Torque and Equilibrium

  • Lesson 1: The Concept of Torque
  • Lesson 2: Torque, Perpendicular Forces and Equilibrium
  • Lesson 3: Torque, Oblique Forces and Equilibrium

Assignments:
Unit 1 Assignment
Unit 2 Assignment
Module 1 Test

MODULE 2: Momentum and Impulse

Unit 3: Momentum and Impulse

  • Lesson 1: Momentum and Impulse in One Dimension
  • Lesson 2: Explosions in One Dimension
  • Lesson 3: Collisions in One Dimension
  • Lesson 4: Impulse and Explosions in Two Dimensions
  • Lesson 5: Collisions in Two Dimensions

Assignments:
Unit 3 Assignment
Module 2 Test

MODULE 3: Relativity

Unit 4: Relativity

  • Lesson 1: Relative Velocity and Navigation
  • Lesson 2: Einstein’s Postulates
  • Lesson 3: Length, Mass and Energy in Special Relativity

Unit 5: Circular Motion

  • Lesson 1: Centripetal Acceleration and Force
  • Lesson 2: Vertical Circular Motion
  • Lesson 3: Circular Motion in Two Dimensions

Assignments:
Unit 4 Assignment
Unit 5 Assignment
Module 3 Test

MODULE 4: Gravitation

Unit 6: Gravitation

  • Lesson 1: Gravity in Space
  • Lesson 2: Circular Motion in Space
  • Lesson 3: Kepler’s Laws
  • Lesson 4: Gravitational Potential Energy in Space

Assignments:
Unit 6 Assignment
Module 4 Test

MODULE 5: Electrostatics

Unit 7: Electrostatics

  • Lesson 1: Electrostatic Force
  • Lesson 2: Electric Field Strength
  • Lesson 3: Electric Potential Energy
  • Lesson 4: Electric Potential
  • Lesson 5: Constant Electric Fields

Assignments:
Unit 7 Assignment
Module 5 Test

MODULE 6: Electromagnetism

Unit 8: Electromagnetism

  • Lesson 1: Magnetic Fields
  • Lesson 2: Magnetic Force on Charged Particles
  • Lesson 3: Magnetic Force on Current-Carrying Wire

Unit 9: Induction

  • Lesson 1: Inducing an EMF
  • Lesson 2: Faraday’s Law, Back EMF and Transformers

Assignments:
Unit 8 Assignment
Unit 9 Assignment
Module 6 Test

ASSESSMENT

  • First Assignment 5%
  • Unit Assignments 45%
  • Module Tests 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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