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Course Name : Physics 12
M. Hengeveld

Course Description :

A purvey of "classical" mechanics (linear and rotational motion of simple, solid bodies in 2D) and an introduction to electricity and magnetism. All topics are given a fairly rigorous mathematical treatment, including vector mechanics and graphical analysis, but not requiring calculus.

Term I

  • Vectors
  • Kinematics & Dynamics                                                                  
  • Projectile Motion
  • Torque
  • Static Equilibrium

Term II

  • Rotational Motion
  • Orbits and Gravity
  • Work, Power, Energy
  • Momentum
  • Electrostatics

Term III

  • Electrodynamics
  • Magnetism
  • Magnetic Induction

Evaluation :

  • Final Exam - 40%
  • Term I - 20%
  • Term II - 20%
  • Term III - 20% 
  • Labs/ Projects - 25%
  • Tests - 75% 

Comments :

Policies regarding evaluations and attendance can be found in your student agenda. Problem solving is a large component of this course - the best physics student is a critical thinking "problem solver", yet there is no chapter or topic by that name. The following tips may be useful in your development of a "physics mind".

  • Keep up. Do your homework, attend all classes.
  • Work with your peers on tougher questions.
  • Ask questions when a topic or problem is unclear.
  • Theory should explain what you can see and measure.