# Physics 11

We will be using the new curriculum, which was finalized this year. The Big Ideas are Motion, Forces, Energy, and Waves.

Textbook: Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 6th ed., Pearson, 2005.

Assessment will be based on unit tests, homework, labs, and a final exam.

Assignments 10%

Labs 25%

Unit Tests 50%

Final Exam 15%

Assignments will be marked by the student and handed in. Answer keys will be provided.

Labs will fall throughout the course units.

Unit Tests will occur at the end of each unit.

The final exam will take place in the exam period.

### Content

vector and scalar quantities:

addition and subtraction

right-angle triangle trigonometry

uniform and accelerated motion: graphical and quantitative analysis

projectile motion: 1D and 2D, including:

vertical launch

horizontal launch

angled launch

contact forces: for example, normal force, spring force, tension force, frictional force

Newton’s laws of motion:

First: the concept of mass as a measure of inertia

Second: net force from one or more forces

Third: actions/reactions happen at the same time in pairs

forces in systems:

one-body and multi-body systems

inclined planes

angled forces

elevators

power and efficiency:

mechanical and electrical (e.g., light bulbs, simple machines, motors, steam engines, kettle)

numerical examples (e.g., resistance, power, and efficiency in circuits)

simple machines: lever, ramp, wedge, pulley, screw, wheel and axle

electric circuits (DC), Ohm’s law, and Kirchhoff’s laws: including terminal voltage versus electromotive force (EMF) (e.g., safety, power distribution, fuses/breakers, switches, overload, short circuits, alternators)

thermal equilibrium: as an application of law of conservation of energy (e.g., calorimeter)

waves

propagation of waves:

transverse versus longitudinal

linear versus circular

properties and behaviours:

properties: differences between the properties of a wave and the properties of the medium, periodic versus pulse

behaviours: reflection (open and fixed end), refraction, transmission, diffraction, interference, Doppler shift, standing waves, interference patterns, law of superposition

characteristics of sound: for example, pitch, volume, speed, Doppler effect, sonic boom

frequency: for example, harmonic, fundamental/natural, beat frequency

graphical methods:

plotting of linear relationships given a physical model (e.g., uniform motion, resistance)

calculation of the slope of a line of best fit, including significant figures and appropriate units

interpolation and extrapolation data from a constructed graph (e.g., position, instantaneous velocity)

calculations and interpretations of area under the curve on a constructed graph (e.g., displacement, work)