Physics 11 (Mr. Calzavara)

Physics 11 Spring 2017- Mr. Calzavara Course Overview

My consultation times are at Lunch (Monday in Library, Other days in 201) or after school in Library (or sometimes the Computer Lab).

June 16 The friction lab analysis in Google Sheets

June 15 exam review Exam review part 4

June 14 answers to more exam review Exam review part 3

June 13 answers to more exam review Exam review part 2

June 12 answers to review first 20 questions Exam review part 1

June 9 passed out the exam review package, discussed format

June 8 wave and optics review : Chap6&7 extra practice and SNAP Practice tests even numbers

June 7 Momentum and energy review:Chap 4 & 5 extra practice and SNAP Practice tests even numbers

June 6 :Dynamics review : Chap3 extra practice and SNAP Practice tests even numbers

June 5 : Kin review:kin review

May 31-June 2 : Finished debates- lots of notes from both classes on the topics _ FOR MONDAY bring for handing in: all your printed and handwritten notes with your final summary answer of why you think BC should or should not have a nuclear power plant (at least one major reason supporting your YES or NO )

May 29,30: Research on debate topics: be sure to have printed copies for Wednesday's start of debate May 26: Fusion, and debate ideas: nuclear notes 3 May 25 nuclear notes 2 on different types of nuclear reactors

May 23-24:  RELATIVITY QUIZ and Review Nuclear Physics - structure of atom, radioactive decay, fission chain reaction - Read Chapter 9 nuclear notes 1

May 18: Handed back assignment and did Chp 8 review answers Sample Quiz on relativity : relativity sample quiz  :  relativity sample test answers  :Quiz will be Wednesday next week May 17: Take up h/w :   relativity mass answers    Handout assignment on relativity due tomorrow: relativity worksheet May 16 : Relativity Mass "increase"  - BC Science 271-3, SNAP 315 #1-6 Relativity Length and Mass notes May 15: Relativity Length Contraction  - BC Science 269-270, SNAP 311 #1-6

May 12 : Relativity Time Dilation- BC Science p 268, SNAP 304 #1-7  and notes on relativity and notes on using the transformation factor  √(1-v2/c2) May 11: Test on light / waves May 10 : Relativity INTRO! Pages 261-267 in BCScience and pages 294-296,299-302 in SNAP May 9: Sample test wave-lens-sample-test-key Test Thursday May 8: Hand back ray trace diagrams - Taking up homework: page 254Chap 7 rev p254 Answers

May 5: Light Lab - determine the focal length of a lens with repeated distance measurements, and draw one scale diagram on the back of the sheet tracing the rays. Page 254, #4,6,9-13,18,20-24 for homework   (check p252 Answers here) May 4: Looked at and experimented with the lenses in combinations to create astronomical and terrestrial  telescopes (but not the microscope, the distances were not feasible) and optical bench equipment, collected Ray Tracing handout , page 252 added 8 and 13 for homework May 3: Took up wave worksheet on speed/freq. etc. more clues on Ray Tracing handout, Assigned page 252 #2-6, May  1-2: demonstrations of total internal reflection of laser light in water and in "fibre optic" rod, , the glow of neon highlighters under UV light, diffraction of laser through Crayola "3D Chalk" glasses (diffraction grating), examples of  ray Tracing in Lenses, polyacrylamide beads "invisible" in water because of equal index of refraction Handout on waves(speed, freq., wavelength etc calc.) due Wednesday, Ray tracing exercise handout due Thursday. Be sure to have read SNAP pages 245,256,257 and blue text pg 229, 230, 241 The video based on the missing Java applet lens-demo-website

April 28: Refraction of light notes: refraction  -  homework is finish page 250 #2-12 from yesterday ! and read 7.3 in blue text and 253-258 in SNAP April 27 : more ray tracing techniquesApr 27 SNAP page 250 #2-13 for homework April 26 : Chapter 7 started, looking at ray model of light and how rays reflect off of plane mirrors and curved mirrors.Ray Tracing April 25: Demonstration of diffraction gratings looking at white light and gas-discharge tubes of neon, water, hydrogen, argon etc. DiffGrateSpectra April 24 : recap waves, with notes Waves2 and demonstration of polarized light effects : Good video with 3D glasses too  and more complicated circular polarization explanation

April 21: Test - read SNAP pages 210-226 April 20 : Shortened block - Constructive and destructive interference, Young's experiment, diffraction, Doppler effect, sonic boom April 19: Finished/corrected key (fixed link below) and started Wave concepts with the slinky and ripple tank videos. April 18 : Sample test energy test sample and answers CORRECTED AND COMPLETED energy test sample key

April 12-13 : Going over work energy power and thermal energy worksheets

April 11 :  SUNNY DAY- lens and mirror demo outside! Then started the Sample test on page 202 of the SNAP book. Be sure to have everything handed in by tomorrow to get it back Thursday to study from over the lonnnngg weekend. Sample energy test will be next Tuesday, Test Thursday April 20th.

April 10:  Collecting Worksheets and doing the  Stair Climbing Power Lab Refer to this Stair Climbing Power Lab Sample to see how some calculations should be done. April 6: Thermal energy notes Apr6Heat, Work Energy Power worksheet work_energy_power worksheet and Thermal Energy Worksheet Thermal Energy worksheet April 5:Problems from blue text page 139 and Snap p 170 :  April 5 Work Energy  Read all about Thermal Energy in blue text  150-153, 160 and SNAP 176-178 April  4: discussion of Work and Energy notes:April 4 Work and Energy Read blue book 5.1 and 5.2, read SNAP to page 175 April 3 : Test and reading the start of the next unit - Energy Work and Power


The week of April 3 to 7 we will cover the following: Mon Work Power Efficiency read BC Physics11 132-135 do 139-141#1-5, 8-10 Tues Ep + Ek BC Physics11  142-144 and SNAP 168-9 and 172-173, do SNAP 170-175 Wed Cons. Of Energy BC Physics11 p144-149 odd numbers SNAP p 185 – 189 even #s Thurs and Fri Thermal Energy BCPhysics11 p 150-153,160, SNAP 176-181

 March 27 - 31 : Finish Momentum and dynamics with a lab , sample test and test, learning how to use spreadsheets to handle all the formulas and calculations

Mar 31 : A block - Energy Work Power Intor : B block Magic Leadership Assembly TEST MONDAY !!

Mar 30 : Sample test answers DynaMomSampKEY

Mar 29: Lab: Dynamics Lab  started, we will enter data into spreadsheets and do the analysis tomorrow, and take up the sample dynamics momentum Sample test test.

Mar 28: Collected Momentum Worksheet, discussed more about the lab on friction and how using stopwatches will be the biggest source of error  : For those away tomorrow, do the lab Thursday, here is the dynamics momentum Sample test

Mar 27: Reviewed Momentum, collected Dynamics worksheet, handed out MomentumWorkSheet due tomorrow.

Mar 9-10 : Momentum and Impulse notes Momentum notes Mar 8: Took up the answers to page 115 and one more example with static vs. kinetic friction. Notes mar 8. Handed out Dynamics Worksheet  Due Friday.

Mar 7: Read and follow instructions in Handout March 7 Page 115 #1-6 for homework

Mar 6: Finished the gravity sheets, took up page 92 of blue text and Reviewed springs -Mar 6  collected page 135-136 : Read blue text chapter 4 and SNAP page 108-111 on Newton's Laws for homework.

Mar 3: read all about Hooke's law for springs, do pages 135-6 in SNAP for homework due to hand in Monday

Mar 2: finish the gravity worksheet, and do the questions on page 92 of BLue text

Mar 1:  A Block does the Branches of Physics assignment, no Bblock

Feb 28: Answers: AnsGrav10-13 then discussed Friction concepts and formula and applications. friction notes - Read 3.2 and SNAP book on friction.

Feb 27: More gravity examples from SNAP pages 122-124: Do #10-13 for homework Gravity2

Feb  24: Test! For homework, continue reading chapter 3 in blue text, and find the exercises on gravity in the SNAP from pages 119 onwards. Remember to check answers in the back as you try the questions.

Feb 23 : Branches of physics research in library : Branches of Physics Assignment for Block B,  Block A missed due to Mass, we will do this assignment next Wed. REMEMBER TEST TOMORROW

Feb22: Discussed Gravity concepts and introduced formulas, calculating how much gravitational attraction there is to the person next to you (less than a millionth of a Newton) Gravity

Feb 21: Took up answers to sample test Kin sample test ANSWERS , started discussing Chapter 3 (Read Ahead) Test set for Friday. Feb20 : Handed back and discussed SciNot paper and answers from SNAP 50-52. For the weekend's homework, apparently the answers got cut off on some lines, so here is a better copy Answers4-13 You should do the sample test on page 99 of SNAP book, and check the odd answers in the back (SNAP sample test Even Answers ) and for homework tonight, do the handout Kin sample test and have all answers for tomorrow

Feb  17: collected worksheet, 'toured' the blue textbook, and analysed the projectile motion graphs and concepts in section 2.4 Assigned page 69 # 4-13 for homework for the weekend, do them and then check your answers here: projectileAnswers

Feb 16: collected homework, finished discussion of #25, discussed negative acceleration as possibly speeding up in a backwards direction and positive acceleration as possibly slowing down in a backwards direction, discussed graphs of D-T and V-t from pages 69-74, and passed out second textbook, please review its chapter 1 for a reminder of Scientific Notation, sig. figs., and metric prefixes, all of which are on the Worksheet on SciNot and metric which is due tomorrow.

Feb 14-15 : Review all the snowday assignments and techniques - The answer missing for 24 should give 31 m/s as the answer, and the key should have 24 listed as 25!  Be sure to come to Thursdays class with the answers from 5-16 pages 50-52 done. Feb 15

Snow Day 3 Wednesday Feb 8: Do Questions 5-16 from SNAP pages 50-52, which you can download here : SNAP50 SNAP51 SNAP52  Check back later for answers to the questions from Monday and Tuesday.  :Physics Snowday answer key

SnowDay 2 Tuesday Feb 7 : Here we develop the 2nd new formula -  don't worry about how to create it using the algebra tricks, just practice using it in the assignment questions. You will always have a formula sheet to refer to, but you should be able to isolate the different terms in the formula, or be able to work the math backwards. If you have problems, be sure to email me at Here are the notes and questions to answer : P11SnowDay2

SNOW day lesson Monday Feb 6

Based on SNAP text pages 43 - 45, we can develop 2 new formulas involving distance, time, acceleration, and initial and final velocities, and use them to solve various problems. If you do not have your text, relax, the notes for it all, and the questions to do for homework, are here: P11SnowDayNotes

Feb 2: Defining acceleration, new formula for average velocity under the uniform acceleration restriction, formulas based on D-T graphs (slope = speed) and V-T graph (slope=acc., area = distance) Feb 2

 Feb 1:  More examples using sig.figs. and scientific notation with the calculator, and how I want to see you answer the questions:  Give the formula, fill numbers into the formula, then let the calculator do all the work and just give the final answer with the correct number of sig.figs (and units!) For Homework: READ lesson one and two on Kinematics in the text (pages 17- onward) - don't worry about doing the examples or exercises (unless you feel the need to practice some more). Today's notes: Feb1Ablock  Feb1Bblock

Jan 31 : Scientific notation and sig. figs. Read pages 4-5 in the text Jan 31

 Jan 30 : Today's concepts: Speed (average velocity) in different units, converting km/h to m/s and back, Jan 30 notes are here.  If your homework is to always read ahead, what are you going to read right now? Remember, Dark Ink and Calculators for tomorrow every day!

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