SPH3U

Welcome to the home page for SPH3U or Gr. 11 University Physics.

 

Units

  • Motion in One Dimension
  • Forces
  • Energy
  • Heat (mini-unit)
  • Electromagnetism
  • Motion in Two Dimensions
  • Sound & Waves

Motion (1D)

  • Differentiate between scalars and vectors
  • Interpret graphs
  • Calculated motion with gravity
  • Use kinematic formulae to describe the motion of accelerating objects
How long will it take the pug to hit the ground?

How long will it take the pug to hit the ground?

Forces

  • Learn and apply Newton’s Laws
  • Learn about different types of forces
  • Understand how forces affect motion
  • Understand the influence of gravity
Click to find out!

Who flies back further? Obi-Wan or Anakin? Click to find out!

Energy

  • Learn the physics of roller coasters
  • Understand different types of energy
  • Learn about the conservation of energy and how it is applied in the design of many machines
How fast does the train on the Kingda Ka have to go to make it up the hill?

How fast does the train on the Kingda Ka have to go to make it up the hill?

Heat

  • Understand why swimming pools feel warmer at night
  • Learn basic concepts used by engineers to design cooling and heating equipment

heat

Electromagnetism

  • Learn how electricity is generated
  • Understand how an electric motor works

hydro

Motion in 2D

  • Calculate motion in two dimensions

2D Motion

*This is an overlap of the grade 12 Motion unit

Sound & Waves

  • Understand properties of mechanical and sound waves

waves