Type: honors

Available to: qualified grade 11 and 12 students, see placement requirements link on the Science Department page

This is a college level physics course designed to be taken after a full year of physics studies and a calculus course. It features two parts: Mechanics, and Electricity & Magnetism. Mechanics covers  kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy, and power; systems of particles and linear momentum; rotation; oscillations; and gravitation. Electricity & Magnetism covers electrostatics, conductors, capacitors and dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields, and electromagnetism. The weekly hands-on laboratory activities are based in guided inquiry and include open-ended experiment design.