This course has two components:
• a basic component using text and print material only
• a video component
Students should ignore any reference in the course material to a Provincial Exam, as the
Ministry of Education removed this requirement in Sept 2011.
Physics: Principles with Applications (Giancoli) (Pearson Education) (5th edition)
Physics 12 Student Laboratory Manual (Ministry of Ed.) (1985 edition)
Physics 12 Supplement
Supplies provided by students:
* transparent metric ruler
* geometry set (useful but not required)
A scientific calculator is required. It may be a graphing calculator and it may be programmable, although the course and exams do not make any use of these features. The calculator must NOT have a QWERTY keyboard, nor any external devices like memory cards or a printer.
Students who do not have access to the video tapes/VCR and/or laboratory will require the Physics 12 Supplement. This supplement is a “bare bones” summary of the course labs and the video tapes.
Module 1: Linear Motion and Energy
Section 1: One-Dimensional Kinematics; Falling Bodies; Graphical Analysis of Linear Motion
Section 2: Addition and Subtraction of Vectors; Navigation; Projectile Motion; the Vector Nature of Acceleration
Section 3: Vector Dynamics; the Force of Gravity; Force as a Vector Quantity; The Inclined Plane
Section 4: Momentum and Impulse; Impulse; Oblique Collisions; Solving Problems Related to Momentum; Impulse; and the Conservation of Momentum
Section 5: Development of Energy; Energy: Types of Transformations; Conservation of Energy; Power; Momentum and Kinetic Energy in Collisions
Section 6: Equilibrium; The Equilibrant, Dynamic Equilibrium
Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.
Module 2: Circular Motion and Electricity
Section 7: Rotational Equilibrium; Investigation 4: Equilibrium of a Loaded Beam; Conditions for Equilibrium; Solving Equilibrium Problems
Section 8: Circular Motion; Video: Moving in Circles; Investigation 5: Circular Motion; Centripetal Force; Kepler’s Laws Describing Planetary Motion
Section 9: Newton’s Law of Gravitation; Gravitational Potential Energy; Video: Falling Bodies; Video: The Apple and the Moon; Video: Navigating in Space
Section 10: Electrostatics; Investigation 7; Coulomb’s Law; Electric Field
Section 11: Electric Potential Energy; Potential Difference Between Two Parallel Plates; Investigation 8: Deflection of an Electron Beam by an Electric Field; Electric Deflection; Circuitry
Section 12: Electric Current; Kirchhoff’s Rules; Ohm’s Law; Investigation 9: Series and Parallel Circuits; Analyzing Circuits
Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.
Module 3: Electricity and Magnetism
Section 13: Electric Circuits; How Ammeters and Voltmeters are Used; The Potential Divider; A Review of Magnetism and Magnetic Fields
Section 14: Electromagnetism; The Current Balance; Deflection of an Electron Beam by a Magnetic Field; Magnetic Deflection of an Electron Beam
Section 15: The Mass of an Electron; Meters; Electric Motors; The Strength of Magnetic Fields; Definition of the Ampere From Measured Quantities
Section 16: Electromagnetic Induction; Magnetic Flux; The Electric Generator; Investigation 13; Motors, Transformers. and the Transmission of Power
Section 17: Review; Equilibrium, Circular Motion, and Gravitation; Electrostatics and Circuitry; Electromagnetism, Quantum Mechanics, and Inquiry
Module 3 Test covers the WHOLE COURSE.
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