HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS 1 COURSE. ( SPH 3U1/SPH 4A1)
updated: Aug 2006
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Electricity is familiar to us all, and yet quite mysterious. Is it possible to actually see electricity? In this unit we will look at the fundamentals of current electricity and circuits. Some of this may have been touched in on Grade 9.
?? alternatively - assign poster project.
define and describe the concepts and units related to electricity and magnetism
(e.g., electric charge, electric current, electric potential, electron flow,
magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, energy, power, kilowatt-hour)
describe the two conventions used to denote the direction of movement of electric charge in an electric circuit: (i) conventional electric current [movement of positive charge] and (ii) electron flow [movement of negative charge])
[Most of the following set of electricity objectives are also covered in grade 9 science]
relate current and voltage for a resistor (Ohmís law)
describe how the resistance of a wire depends on its length and cross sectional area
apply the relationships for the rate of heat production in a resistor
identify on a circuit diagram whether resistors are in series or parallel
determine ratios of voltages (currents) across resistors connected in series (parallel)
calculate the equivalent resistance of two or more resistors connected in series and parallel.
calculate the voltage, current, (and power dissipation??) for any network of resistors
calculate terminal voltage, EMF, and internal resistance of a battery with a known current
analyze DC circuits using Ohmís law and Kirchoffís rules
connect and use ammeters and voltmeters correctly
state whether the internal resistance of each meter is high or low
read analog voltmeters and ammeters correctly
Ministry of Education requirement
AP Physics requirement
Teacher's extra requirement
Last updated: Aug 2006