## SPH 4U COURSE OF STUDY, SEMESTER 2, 2015 - 2016 SCHOOL YEAR

**Notes:**

- This is a working document and is subject to change without notice

**Unit # 0 – Necessary Skills (1 week)**

- Review of Metric System, Time, Rounding, Significant Digits
- Error Calculations
- Introductory Laboratory Investigation

**Unit # 1 – Dynamics (3 weeks)**

- Review of grade 11 Kinematics and Dynamics
- Vector Components
- Relative Velocity
- Newton in 2-D
- Inclined Planes
- Strings and Pulleys
- Centripetal Acceleration
- Centripetal Force
- Centrifugal Motion

**Unit # 2 – Energy and Momentum (3 weeks)**

- Work
- Work-Energy Theorem and the Law of Conservation of Energy
- Elastic Energy
- Impulse
- Linear Momentum in 1- and 2-D
- Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
- Neutrinos

**Unit # 3 – Gravitational, Electric and Magnetic Fields (4 weeks)**

- Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation
- Orbits
- Coulomb’s Law
- Electric Fields and Potential
- Conservation of Energy
- Parallel Plates and Millikan
- Magnetism and Magnetic Force
- Electromagnetism
- The Motor Principle
- Induction

**Unit # 4 – The Wave Nature of Light (3 weeks)**

- Wave Theory
- Refraction
- Young’s Double Slit Experiment
- Diffraction

**Unit # 5 – Matter and Energy (2 weeks)**

- Special Relativity
- Quantum Mechanics

**Culminating Task – Lab Book and Final Exam (the last three weeks of Semester 2)**

- Students will complete and submit their Lab Books
- Students will write the Final Exam