Physics 12 Course Outline

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Physics 12
Course Outline
Overview
Physics is the branch of science, which studies the nature, and properties of matter and
energy.
Do not let yourself get behind. If you are experiencing difficulties, please see me
immediately to set up a time for extra help.
Topics
Instructor:V. MacRae
E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: 902-462-6900 Ext 7501301
Room: 301
Website:
vlmacrae.hrsbteachers.ednet.ns.ca
Evaluation
Force, Motion, Work, and Energy
50%
Fields
25%
Waves and Modern
12.5%
Nuclear
12.5%
Unit 1 – Force, Motion, Work and Energy
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Dynamics Review
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Collisions in 2-D
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Projectile Motion
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Circular Motion
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Simple Harmonic Motion
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Universal Gravitation
Unit 2 – Fields
Materials
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Paper
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Graph Paper
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Text book
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Scientific Calculator
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Magnetic, Electric and Gravitational Fields
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Coulomb’s Law
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Writing utensils
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Electric Circuits (optional)
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Ruler and protractor
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Electromagnetism
Unit 3 – Waves and Modern
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Quantum Physics
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Compton and deBroglie
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Particles and Waves
Unit 4 – Nuclear
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Sources of Radiation
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Radioactive Decay
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Fission and Fusion
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Tests and Quizzes: If you are absent from a test, you are required to bring a written excuse from a parent/guardian upon your return to class.
Labs: There will be several labs, both formal and informal throughout the semester. You will be responsible to hand these in on time.
Assignments: There will be a variety of assignments for you to complete. Most will be in-class assignments that you will be required to complete
at school. For full value, these must be complete and handed in on time.
Homework: Regular practice is essential for success in mathematics. Homework will be checked regularly; however, students are required to
complete ALL assigned homework.
Project: There will be at least one project assigned. Details will be given at a later date.
Exam: There is a final exam that includes all topics covered in the course. This exam is worth 20% of the final mark and will be written in
January.
Textbook: Physics (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2003)
Important Notes
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Expect to have homework every night.
If you are absent for a test, quiz, or assignment, you are required to bring a written excuse from your parent/guardian upon your return
to class. Failure to do so will result in a mark of zero (0) for the assessment.
If you are absent for a test, you will be expected to write it the day you return to class.
If you are absent the day an assignment is due, it is due upon your return.
When you do miss class, it is your responsibility to get the work you missed (All class notes, assignments and homework). Once you
have done so, if you do not understand something, come see me about extra help.
Do not let yourself get behind!!! If you are having trouble, see me right away to set up a time for extra help.
Late Assignment Practice
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Students are responsible for completing assignments by a specific due date. Extended deadlines may be arranged for extenuating
circumstances. If students are unable to meet deadlines, it is their responsibility to communicate this with their teacher so that
interventions can be employed.
Communication of Student Achievement
A collaborative effort of all stakeholders (student/parent/teacher) is important to ensure student academic success. In an effort to maintain
communications, a number of avenues are available.
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Class web sites are updated daily.
Marks and attendance can be checked at any time on the Parent/Student Portal of Powerschool. (If you do not have a password for the
portal, please contact the main office)
The Auto-dialler calls home regarding unexcused absences and upcoming events.
Parents and students are encouraged to contact the teacher via email if they have any concerns regarding academic progress.
Formal reporting periods include:
o Progress Reports
o Parent-teacher interviews.
Parent Signature: ________________________________________ Student Signature:_______________________________________________
Parent Email: ___________________________________________
Parent Phone number (day time): _______________________________________
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