SPH4U – Physics, Grade 12, University Preparation


Physics, Grade 11, University

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.

Outline of Course Content

Unit 1Force, Motion, and Dynamics
Unit 2Energy and Momentum
Unit 3Electric, Gravitational and Magnetic Fields
Unit 4The Wave Nature of Light
Unit 5Revolutions in Modern Physics: Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity