HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS 1 COURSE. ( SPH 3U1/SPH 4A1)
updated: Aug 2006
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This nuclear physics unit was written in 1999. I have done some modifications recently, but it still needs
to be updated more.
The units for atomic mass have changed from amu to u. Some of the masses of subatomic particles may have been redefined. I would like to include more information about the different types of nuclear reactors, instead of mostly the CANDU - which I learned was the best (back in 1982 at university). If it is the best, why are more not sold? I would also like to include a section on the amazing process by which C-12 is formed in stars.
The "lesson" on elementary particles, and particle accelerators could easily be a whole unit. These topics now appear briefly in the second physics course.
Sept 2006-Jan 2007
By the end of this unit the student will be able to
Ministry of Education requirement
AP Physics requirement
Teacher's extra requirement
Last updated: Mar 2011