Physics 12

Credits: 4

Physics 12 builds on the concepts from classical mechanics that were introduced in Physics 11. New areas introduced include circular motion, torque, electo-magnetism, and Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. The course takes an investigative approach to the topics, with inquiry-based labs. 

The Big Ideas include: 

  • Measurement of motion with particular attention to frame of reference
  • Forces and how they relate to linear and circular motion
  • Fields and their relationship to forces and energy
  • Linear momentum and its conservation

Evaluation is based on (but not limited to): assignments, lab reports, tests, quizzes and a school-wide final examination.

Recommended: Physics 11 with at least a B and Math 11 Pre-Calculus with at least a B.