SPH4U: Physics


This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyze, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.



Department Title Grade  Type Course Code  Credit Value Prerequisite Duration  Curriculum
Science Physics  12 University Prep  SPH4U 1.0  SPH3U 110 Hours Link

This course has the following units of study:

  • Dynamics (20 Hours)
  • Energy and Momentum (20 Hours)
  • Gravitational, Electric, and Magnetic Fields (20 Hours)
  • The Wave Nature of Light (20 Hours)
  • Revolution in Modern Physics (20 Hours)
  • Course Cumulative Project (10 Hours)

SPH4U has a course cumulative project worth 10% and a final exam worth 20% of the final grade calculation.

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