We will be using the new curriculum, which was finalized this year. It has changed a little bit from the draft curriculum, so we will need to cover some material from Physics 11 that we missed, but we can skip some material we covered in Physics 11 last year.
The Big Ideas
Measurement of motion depends on our frame of reference.
Forces can cause linear and circular motion.
Forces and energy interactions occur within fields.
Momentum is conserved within a closed and isolated system.
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.
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.
frames of reference
relative motion within a stationary reference frame
postulates of special relativity
relativistic effects within a moving reference frame
uniform circular motion:
centripetal force and acceleration
changes to apparent weight
First Peoples knowledge and applications of forces in traditional technologies
gravitational field and Newton’s law of universal gravitation
gravitational potential energy
gravitational dynamics and energy relationships
electric field and Coulomb’s law
electric potential energy, electric potential, and electric potential difference
electrostatic dynamics and energy relationships
magnetic field and magnetic force
applications of electromagnetic induction
impulse and momentum
conservation of momentum and energy in collisions
graphical methods in physics