SPH4U – Physics, Grade 12, University Preparation


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Prerequisites: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation

Course Description: 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.


• Dynamics

• Energy and Momentum

• Gravitational, Electric, and Magnetic Fields

• The Wave Nature of Light

• Revolutions in Modern Physics: Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity