Introductory Physics
Physics @ St. Andrew's College

Physics Java Applets
Main S.A.C. Physics Page
Kilby Website

 

SPH3U-03 Daybook (TERM 1)
Class Number Date Period Class Topic(s) Links / Homework
Intro Thurs., Sept. 8th 3 Misconceptions in Physics

Purchase an I-Clicker (if you do not already have one)

Work on tasks shown below if you feel confident and want to work ahead.

1 Fri., Sept. 9th 3 Course Overview
Strands / Units
First Day Handout
Academic Integrity
Homework Policy

Resources
Website / Daybook
OneNote "Workbook"
FCC Conference

Evaluation
Lab Activities / Formal Labs
I-Clickers

Submitting Assignments: www.turnitin.com

Class time to work on Tasks

Standard Model Disproved by LHC?
(40 year old model of matter debunked?!?)

Tasks TO BE COMPLETED:
1) Bookmark this daybook in your browser.

2) Navigate to the FCC conference and add to desktop. Complete a1-01 by START of next class and email to "ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION" in Grade 11 Physics conference.

3) Download the E-Textbook and browse through it.

4) Enrol in www.turnitin.com
Class ID:
4258413
Password: Located on the First Class Conference

5) Work on a1-02. Submit it to www.turnitin.com.
DUE: Mon., Sept. 19th at 10:30pm

2 Tues., Sept. 13th 1 www.turnitin.com submission process
Another reason why Physics is better than Chemistry / Biology...

Strand 1 - ENERGY
Types of Energy and Energy Transformation

Task:
Answer Energy Transformation questions in your OneNote E-Book

Energy Transformation I-Clicker Quiz Next Class

3 Mon., Sept. 19th 3 Work Task:
Complete Work Questions in Work section of your OneNote E-Book. and Q1-4 in the Work Review Questions Note.
When completed, post your numerical answers in the Grade 11 Physics Conference to compare.

When answering mathematical questions, be sure to use the D.E.S.S. protocol:

Write down your:
Data
The Equations (and rearrange if necessary)
Substitute your data (INCLUDE UNITS ALWAYS)
and ...
Solve

Be sure to always use this protocol to:
 Describe Every Single Step :o)

Work Paper Quiz Next Class

4 Wed., Sept. 21st 1 Work against Gravity Task:
Complete the second half of the "Work Review Questions" (Q5-9).
When completed, post your numerical answers in the Grade 11 Physics Conference to compare.

Work Against Gravity Paper Quiz Next Class

5 Fri., Sept. 23rd 3 Law of Conservation of Energy

Gravitational Potential Energy: Eg = mgh
Kinetic Energy: Ek = ½mv2

Virtual Skate Board Park

Task:
Create your cool "Roller Coaster" using the Virtual Skate Board Park. The ride MUST be perpetual motion, contain a jump or two and loops.

The best "ride" will win a prize and will be "analyzed" in class.

Mechanical NRG Paper Quiz Next Class

6 Tues., Sept. 27th 1 Power
Activity a1-03: Human Power Lab - How Much Do You Have? (Outline)

a1-03: Results (EXCEL)

Add: HPL Sub-Page into your SPH3U Course Book
 

Task:
Complete Lab in the OneNote Course Book "HPL Template"
(COMMENTS MADE DIRECTLY IN COURSEBOOK)

Due Date: Monday., Oct. 3rd BEFORE CLASS
(Note late assignment will be collected as the lab will be taken up during class)

7 Thurs., Sept. 29th 3 Efficiency & "Loss"
Cars are 25% efficient:
  

Mechanical Energy Calculations with Power, KE, PE and Efficiency

Tasks
Read over Lab e1-04: Determining the Acceleration due to Gravity

Mechanical Energy (including Efficiency, Power, Ep , and Ek) Paper Quiz Next Class

8 Mon., Oct. 3rd 1 Take-Up a1-03 (Human Power Lab)

Lab e1-04: Determination of The Acceleration due to Gravity
Using Video Analysis

e1-04 Marking Rubric

IF YOU CANNOT SEE THE OPTION TO CHANGE THE FRAME RATE OF YOUR LOGGER PRO VIDEO PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE UPDATED VERSION OF THE PROGRAM HERE.

e1-04 Lab Due: Wednesday, Oct. 12th at 10:30pm
WWW.TURNITIN.COM
GLC ELIGIBLE

Tasks:
1) Make sure that you complete your lab graphs for next class.

2) Work on some of the sample efficiency questions in "More Mechanical NRG Review Questions" to prepare for the upcoming quiz.

9 Wed., Oct. 5th 3 Activity a1-05: Effectively Analyzing Graphs and Experimental Data
Class Activity

Add: Data Analysis Sub-Page
and....
Sample Analysis Graphs

...into your OneNote Course Book

Task:
Work on Lab e1-04 write-up
10 Tues., Oct. 11th 1 Complete Learning Skills Checklist (Self Reflection) #1 in your OneNote Course Book. For any area that you give yourself an "Excellent" you must give a specific example to justify why you think that you deserve this "rating".

Paper Quiz
Mechanical Energy, Power and Efficiency

Quiz will consist of 3 Questions
1) Work / Work against Gravity Question
2) Mechanical Energy Question (KE / PE)
3) Power + Mechanical Energy Question
Efficiency will be included in 1 or 2 of these questions.

 
11 Thurs., Oct. 13th 3 Thermal Energy
Heating and Cooling Curves
Calculating Heat Transfer
Task:
Read over Lab e1-06:  Identification of an Unknown based on its Specific Heat Capacity

Thermal NRG and Lab PAPER Quiz Next Class

12 Mon., Oct. 17th 1 Activity a1-06:  Identification of an Unknown based on its Specific Heat Capacity

Add the OneNote template file to your course book

Task:
Complete Lab in your One Note Course book template file
(COMMENTS MADE DIRECTLY IN COURSE BOOK)
Due Date: The Start of Next Class
13 Wed., Oct. 19th 3 Energy Review
Prep Time for
Lab a1-06: Kettle Lab
Tasks:
1) You must inform Mr. Inglis of any specific materials that are required for the Kettle lab by the end of this class

2) Prepare for your Unit Test

14 Fri., Oct. 21st 1 Activity a1-07: Kettle Lab
Determine the Efficiency of a kettle

You and you randomly selected partner must come up with a procedure to measure the efficiency of a store bought kettle or chemistry hot plate. You will be provided with a temperature probe / logger pro, distilled water, a timer, a scale / graduated cylinder and any other items that you think are pertinent. This activity MUST be completed by the end of the class.
Task:
Complete Lab in a word document and submit it to the appropriate folder on www.turnitin.com.

All that is required is your detailed protocol and your calculations determining the efficiency of the kettle. If you like, you can also include your data in a table form (don't forget a title though).

Only one lab per group is required - make sure that you include your partner's name in the assignment!
Due Date: AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS CLASS

15 Tues., Oct. 25th 3 Energy Unit Test (60min)
16 Thurs., Oct. 27th 1 Strand 2: NUCLEAR ENERGY

Intro to the Modern Atom

Make sure you:
1. Look over the topics in your Tablet Text
2. Bookmark the Isotopes Table - you'll need it!

A "Particle Zoo" - The Standard Model
Bubble Chamber Tracks
10 dimensions explained...

Collision Production in the LHC
Pictures of The LHC
The Search for the Elusive Higgs Boson (and other neat stuff). CERN's Multi-BILLION dollar Experiment: The LHC

Standard Model Disproved by LHC?
(40 year old model of matter debunked?!?)

The God Particle - Higgs Boson

LHC Rap

Just in case you were wondering:
Homer's pronunciation of Nuclear

Class Note (Mimio File)

Nuclear Intro I-Clicker Quiz Next Class

17 Mon., Oct. 31st 3 Decay Modes
Decay Types Explanation Website

Transmutation of a Nucleon - Beta Decay (Jing)

Class Note (Mimio File)

 

Task:
Complete one (1) decay equation examples (use different elements) for each decay type discussed in class:
Alpha Decay, Neutron Decay, Proton Decay, Beta Minus Decay, Positron Decay, Electron Capture, Isomeric Transition

You can determine the isotope (and the appropriate mechanism of decay) by referring to the Nuclear Wallet Card

18 Wed., Nov. 2nd 1 Background Radiation
Decay Chains
ALARA & Radiation Safety
ALARA

Class Note (Mimio File)

Tasks
 Read over Lab a1-08: Radiation Detection

Decay (Chains), Nuclear Safety and Lab I-Clicker Quiz Next Class

19 Fri., Nov. 4th 3 Lab a1-08: Radiation Detection Tasks:
1) Complete Radiation Detection Lab in the OneNote Course Book
(COMMENTS MADE DIRECTLY IN COURSEBOOK)
by the Start of Next Class

2) Read over Lab a1-09: Visualizing Radiation using  a Cloud Chamber

20 Tues., Nov. 8th 1 Lab a1-09: Visualizing Radiation using  a Cloud Chamber

The chamber in action...look for the streaks of condensed methanol caused by passing alpha and beta particles. Can you tell the difference between the two? (Video courtesy of Andrew K.)
Tasks:
1) Complete Visualizing Radiation using  a Cloud Chamber Lab in the OneNote Course Book
(COMMENTS MADE DIRECTLY IN COURSEBOOK)
by the Start of Next Class
21 Thurs., Nov. 10th 3 Radiation Detection (Take up Activity)
Visualizing Radiation (Take up Activity)

Deriving the relationship between Distance and Radiation Intensity

Tasks:
Read over
Lab e1-10: The Effect of Distance on Radiation
and
RELAX

November Break

22 Wed., Nov. 16th 1 Lab e1-10: The Effect of Distance on Radiation
e1-10 Marking Rubric
Task:
Complete your e1-10 graphs and bring them to next class.

Lab Due: Wed., Nov. 23rd (10:30 pm)
WWW.TURNITIN.COM
GLC ELIGIBLE

Complete your FINAL copies of a1-08 and a1-09
 in the OneNote Course Book
(COMMENTS MADE DIRECTLY IN COURSEBOOK)
by the End of School Day on Monday, Nov. 21st

23 Fri., Nov. 18th 3 The Inverse Square Law
Inverse Square Law Graph

Graphing Relationships (Class Note)

Area Density and Shielding
Excel Doc: Exponential Curves.xls

Class Notes (Mimio)

Task:
Read over
Lab e1-11: Shielding Radiation
24 Tues., Nov. 22nd 1 Lab e1-11: Shielding Radiation
e1-11 Marking Rubric
Task:
Complete your e1-11 graphs and bring them to next class.

Lab Due: Sunday., Dec. 3rd (10:30pm)
WWW.TURNITIN.COM
GLC ELIGIBLE

25 Thurs., Nov 24th 3 Review Shielding Lab  
26 Mon., Nov. 28th 1 Complete Class Survey

Time Effects on Radiation (Half Life)
Half Life Using LOG Rules (.jpg)
Carbon Dating (.jpg) 
Class Notes (Mimio)

Task:
Work on homework / practice questions: Half Life Questions
Shroud of Turin Question (Carbon Dating)

Half-Life I-Paper Quiz Next Class

 

27 Wed., Nov. 30th 3 Relative Biological Effect

Dosimetry: absorbed dose, effective dose, etc.
Dose vs. Cancer

Health Effects related to Dose

Calculate Your Annual Dose
Detailed Dose Calculator

To sue or not to sue...your increased risk of cancer from Radiation Experiments in 11 Physics...

28 Fri., Dec. 2nd 1 Biological Effects of Radiation: Cancer and other possibilities.
Nucleotides and Radiation

You Tube: Remake of Larry Slotin (Harry Daghlan, Jr.) Criticality Accident

Radiation Sickness Symptoms

Harry Daglan Jr's Criticality Accident Account (5.1 Sv Wikipedia)
Louis Slotin Criticality Accident Account (21 Sv Wikipedia)

Cecil Kelley - One time, absorbed dose of 49 Gy (recall your absorbed dose from the labs was 1.8x10-12 Gy)

An account of the Cecil Kelley Criticality accident.

Dosimetry I-Clicker Quiz Next Class

29 Tues., Dec. 6th 3 How to build a Nuclear Bomb - The Core
Chain Reaction Movie
Fission Animation
Fission Movie
Fusion Movie

Bomb Core (Class Notes)

Criticality - Java Applet

Nuclear Core I-Clicker Quiz Next Class

30 Thurs., Dec. 8th 1 Gun Triggered - Gun Triggered Fission Bomb
Implosion Triggered
- Implosion Triggered Fission Bomb

Teller-Ulam Hydrogen Bomb
The Hydrogen Bomb (Teller / Ulam)
Video of the Bomb Detonating (50 MT)

DAMAGE OF BOMBS

Nuclear Bomb Types (Class Notes)

Atomic Bomb Test Damage

"Trinity" Bomb (First Atomic Bomb - Implosion Triggered)
Trinity Bomb Movie Clip (from "Fat Man and Little Boy")
* The "Nutcracker Suite" radio interference actually is a real event :o)

"Little Boy" Hiroshima Bomb
"Fat Man" Nagasaki Bomb
The Hiroshima Bank (Ground Zero)
Hiroshima Blast "Shadows"
Comparisons between Fission / Fusion Bombs

Hiroshima - Ground Zero
(Google Earth Placemark) 

The Russian Tsar Bomb - 57 Megatons (Video)
(Equivalent yield: 4000 Hiroshima Bombs)

Castle Bravo - The largest US Thermonuclear Device - 15 MT (Video)

Operation Crossroads (Image)

Tsar Bomb Test Site
(Google Earth Placemark)  

Nuclear Bomb I-Clicker Quiz Next Class

31 Mon., Dec. 12th 3 How to Build a Nuclear Reactor
The first controlled reaction (Class Note)
 
32 Wed., Dec. 14th 1 Inside a Nuclear Power Plant
Tour of a Nuclear Power Plant

Nuclear Physics Review

 
33 Fri., Dec. 16th 3 Nuclear Physics Unit Test
34 Tues., Dec. 20th 1 Trinity and Beyond
Documenting the development of the Nuclear Bomb
 

Christmas Break