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GRADE 11 PHYSICS EXAM OUTLINE
(SPH 3U & SPH 3UB)
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DATE of EXAM: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ROOM: 209

TIME:    9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (but you will be allowed an extra 30 minutes)

EXAM FORMULA SHEET:
Students may bring in a formula sheet (maximum. 8.5 x 14 " - legal size), writing on one side. Alternatively, you may use a regular letter-sized sheet, writing on both sides. This sheet may contain only formulae, labels and units.

No writing of sentences (such as Newton' Laws) or sketching (such as of the Right Hand Rules) will be allowed. Formula sheets will be checked before the exam starts.


PARTS OF EXAM:
PART A: Multiple Choice 40 marks
PART B: Matching8 marks
PART C: Calculations27 marks
PART D: Applications * 45 marks
Exam Total 120 marks **

* Choose 3 items to write about from a list of seven items.   (3 answers x 15 marks each) This is not necessarily an essay-format answer; labelled sketches and point form answers are fine.   The most important thing is to include sufficient detail in each answer so that 15 marks can be awarded for each. A wise student will prepare (in his or her mind) responses to a selection of potential questions as a part of the exam-preparation process.



EXAM BREAKDOWN FOR EACH TOPIC
    These breakdowns reflect your exam exactly.
  1. 8%: Kinematics (displacement, velocity, acceleration)
  2. 8%: Dynamics (friction, Newton's Laws)
  3. 27%: Energy, work and power
  4. 23%: Sound and Waves
  5. 13%: Magnetism
  6. 23%: Electricity
  7. Extended Response, select three questions from all units from a list of seven items.

TOPICS IN EACH UNIT:
NOTE:     Items marked with an asterisk (*) involve an formula to include on your Exam Formula Sheet.

Waves and Sound
-frequency*
-period * (and the equation relating frequency and period)
-Universal Wave Equation * -sound terms such as amplitude, intensity, node, phase, longitudinal, transverse, torsional, intensity, decibels
-velocity of sound in air *
-principle of superposition
-resonance in closed column *
-resonance boxes
-interference effects of sound (single tuning fork)
-standing waves
-human ear. (how it works, how loud sounds damage it)

Motion and Forces
-speed, velocity, distance, displacement time *
-work, power *
-relative motion problems (Include basic trig ratios, sine law, cosine law)
-uniform acceleration * (5 uniform acceleration equations)
-friction *
-unbalanced forces
-gravitational potential energy, kinetic energy *
-displacement time, velocity time graphs

Work, Power and Energy
-Newton's 3 Laws (be sure you have all postulates of these laws memorized)
-F=ma *
-force due to gravity *
-kinetic energy*
-gravitational potential energy*
-thermal energy -specific heat capacity*

Electricity/electromagnetism
-basic electrostatic terms such as elementary charge, excess or deficit electrons,
-electrostatic induction
-all electricity equations such as involving voltage, current, resistance (ie: Ohm's Law)
-series, parallel circuits
-Ohm's Law *
-number of electrons in one Coulomb *
-right hand rules for straight conductors, coils, motors
-magnetic field strength of a coil (factors affecting)
-the Motor Principle
-Lenz's Law for electromagnetic induction
-transformer equation *