Grade 12 Physics, University Preparation SPH4U
Date: June 26-July 19, 2017
Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation.
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. Laboratory experiments introduce, reinforce and extend theory covered in class. This course assumes a high comfort level with basic algebraic and trigonometric problem-solving techniques and requires independence and good time- management skills. Physics 4U is generally required for further study in sciences and engineering at the university level.