2017-2018 SPH4U Grade 12 Physics

Teacher: Dr. Brian Lim
E-mail: brian.lim AT tdsb.on.ca
Day 2, Period 3 (Rm. 203)

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Current Unit: Newton's Laws and Forces
Newton's Laws and Forces 2017-18


Topic
Class Handouts
Homework
Nov. 7
Projectiles Quiz
Worksheet: Review Force Diagrams and Scalar Equations
Review Force Diagrams - solutions
Video - VW Commercial - The Force
Video - Veritasium: What is a force?
Read pg. 72-73, 77, 81-82

Video - Drawing Force Diagrams part 1
Video - Drawing Force Diagrams part 2
Nov. 9
Force Diagram Review,
Newton’s 1st and 2nd Laws
Worksheet: Forces in 1D
Problems: pg. 80 #1, 6a,b
Problems: pg. 83 #10, 13
Nov. 13
2-D Forces
Worksheet: Forces in 2D
Worksheet: Forces in 2-D - A Closer Look
Read pg. 88-89
Problems: pg. 73 #7
Nov. 20
2-D Forces continued
Worksheet: Components and FDs
Components and FDs - solutions
Problems: pg. 92 #6, 7
Nov. 22
Newton’s 3rd Law: Part I
Worksheet: Newton's Third Law
Newton's Third Law - solutions
Read pg. 93-94
Problems: pg. 96 #8, 9
Nov. 24
Newton’s 3rd Law: Part II
Motion of Combined Objects, Review
Worksheet: Composite Objects
Composite Objects - solutions
Problems: Pg. 94 #10, pg. 95-96 #3, 7
Pg. 117 #7, 10, 24
Nov. 30
Field Trip – Holography Studio, University of Toronto
Dec. 5,7, 11, 13
Mousetrap Car design, construction and refining
Mousetrap Car Design Project
December Break
Jan. 8
Video: Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap
Worksheet: Quantum Leap
Video: Fabric of the Cosmos - Quantum Leap
Assignment: Composite Objects and Inclines due Jan. 12
Jan. 10
Mousetrap Car Testing Day
Jan. 12
Weight
Worksheet: Weight and Acceleration
Weight and Acceleration solutions
Video - Galileo's Gravity Experiment(BBC 2, Brian Cox, 3:34)
Video - Einstein's Equivalence Principle(National Geographic, 2:22)
Video - A Capella Science - Defining Gravity
Video - Physics Girl - The Physics of Weightlessness
Read pg. 84, 148
Problems: pg. 150 #7, pg. 169 #27
Jan. 16
Frames of Reference
Worksheet: Frames of Reference
Frames of Reference - Solutions
Read pg. 108-110
Problems: pg. 110 # 1-3
Jan. 18
Tension and Pulleys
Worksheet: Tension and Pulleys
Tension and Pulleys - solutions
Read pg. 91
Problems: pg. 87 #9, pg. 92 #5, pg. 95 #5, 10
Jan. 22
Friction
Worksheet: Friction
Friction - solutions
video - World's fastest train (maglev)(CNBC, 2:37)
video - Speedo swimsuit technology(2:30)
video - Swimsuit technology(VOA, 1:56)
Read pg. 97-101
Pg. 101 #3, 5, 7
Pg. 118 # 16, 25(a)
Jan. 26
Review
Forces Review Problems
Forces Review Problems - solutions
Additional Friction and Pulley Problems - solutions

Feb. 1
Forces Test
Read 122-126
Feb. 5
Circular Motion Intro
Activity: Going in Circles
Pg. 126 #8, 10
Feb. 7
Circular Motion Force Diagrams
Circular Motion Challenge
Worksheet: Force Diagrams - circular motion
Force Diagrams - circular motion - solutions
Circular Motion Challenge
Read pg. 128-133
Pg. 133 #6, Pg. 138 #7
Feb. 9
Circular Motion and Forces
Circular Motion Force Diagrams and Equations
Circular Motion Force Diagrams and Equations - solutions
Artificial Gravity and Circular Motion
Read pg. 139-143
Feb. 13
Universal Gravitation
Interstellar Docking Physics
Interstellar Docking Physics - solutions
PowerPoint: Newton and Gravity
Worksheet: Universal Gravitation
Universal Gravitation - solutions
Pg. 141 #3, pg. 143 #10, 12
Feb. 15
Orbits, Dark Matter and the Nature of the Universe
Video: Dark Matter
Read pg. 145-147
Pg. 147 #2, 6, table pg. 776
Feb. 21
Review
Review Problems - Circular Motion and Universal Gravitation
Review Problems - Circular Motion and Universal gravitation - solutions
Test Review pg. 169 #16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26
Feb 23
Circular Motion Quiz