2017-2018 SPH3U Grade 11 Physics

Teacher: Dr. Brian Lim
E-mail: brian.lim AT tdsb.on.ca
Day 1, Period 1 (Rm. 203)
Day 1, Period 4 (Rm. 203)
Day 2, Period 4 (Rm. 203)

Check the Grade 11 Physics bulletin board in Rm. 203 for full solutions to tests. Test solutions will not be posted on-line.

Upcoming Tests and Events:


The importance of having a "Growth Mindset" (Carol Dweck interviewed by Khan Academy):


Current Unit: Waves and Sound
Sound Unit Outline 2017-18

Date
Topic
Activity, Material
Text
Sept. 25/26
Introduction to Waves
Introduction to Waves - Definitions and Homework
Introduction to Waves - Definitions and Homework solutions

video - Introduction to Waves (Khan Academy)
video - Introduction to waves (Earl Haig)
307-310, 441-443
Sept. 27/28
Properties of Pulses and Waves (speed, reflection, particle motion)
Activity: **Pulses in a Coiled Spring**, worksheet questions
486-487
Sept. 29/Oct. 2
Periodic Waves, The Universal Wave Equation
Activity: The Universal Wave Equation, text problems
Research: Periodic Waves - worksheet questions

video - Calculations with f, T, v (Khan Academy)
442-444
Oct. 3/4
Interference and Superposition
Activity: Interference in a Coiled Spring; Research, Exercise: Interference – worksheet questions

Wave Interference applet
482-484
Oct. 5/10
Interference and Standing Waves
Activity: Standing Waves
Research: Standing Waves – worksheet problems

video - Standing Waves (Earl Haig)
video - Making standing waves
Standing Wave applet
487-490
Oct. 11, 13/12, 16
Mechanical Resonance, Quiz Review
Research: Resonance
Assignment: Review Problems

video - Breaking wine glass with resonance
video - Breaking wine glass with voice
Test yourself! (The Physics Classroom)
490-493

Waves Quiz
Day 1 Students: Tuesday, October 17 Day 2 Students: Wednesday, October 18
Oct. 19/20
Sound
Research: Sound Production, Transmission and Speed – worksheet questions and text problems

Introduction to Sound (NDT Centre)
The Right Stuff - Breaking the Sound Barrier(3:53)
446-449, 449-453
Oct. 22/24
The Human Ear and Hearing (parts of the ear, hearing range)
Research: The Human Ear, Hearing Range – worksheet questions

Simulation - complex waves, beat frequencies
Activity: Hearing Range
On-line tone generator
Video - How a cochlear implant works
464-466, 467-469,
Oct. 25/ 26
Characteristics of Sound (decibel system, music)
Research: The Characteristics of Sound – worksheet questions
Activity: The Oscilloscope

Applet: On-line oscilloscope
455-456, 501-503
Oct. 27/30
The Doppler Effect
Investigation: The Doppler Effect – worksheet questions
Research: The Doppler Effect – worksheet questions and text problems

Doppler Effect applet
459-463
Oct. 31/Nov. 1
Standing Waves in Air Columns (acoustic resonance and wind instruments)
Investigation: Air Columns – worksheet questions
Activity: Vibrating Columns of Air
video - The Bottle Boys - Billie Jean
494-497
Nov. 2/3
Standing Waves in Strings (stringed instruments)
Research: Frequency of Strings – worksheet questions, text problems
498-501
Harmonics of Strings and Air Columns
Worksheet: Harmonics of String and Wind Instruments – worksheet questions
Assignment: Sound Review – worksheet and text problems
491
Nov. 6/7
Test Review


Sound Test
Day 1 Students: Wednesday, November 8 Day 2 Students: Thursday, November 9