# Resources for Grade 12 Physics:

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The simulations below are from the Phet Interactive Simulations, http://phet.colorado.edu/.

DYNAMICS

Pendulum Lab

Projectile Motion

Ramp: Forces & Motion

ENERGY & MOMENTUM

Ramp: Force, Energy, Work

Collision Lab

Masses & Springs

Sound

G., E & B FIELDS

Capacitor Lab

Circuit Construction: DC

Circuit Constr’n: AC & DC

Magnet & Compass

Magnets & Electromagnets

Generator

Conductivity

Semiconductors

WAVE NATURE OF LIGHT

Bending Light

Geometric Optics

Blackbody Spectrum

Neon & Other Lamps

Photoelectric Effect

Wave Interference

MODERN PHYSICS

See Animations.

DYNAMICS

Significant Figures

How to count Sig Figs in Measurements.

Scientific Notation

Scientific Notation & review of Sig Figs.

Circular Motion

Understanding dynamics of circular motion.

Centripetal Force

Centr. force, banked curves, tangential velocity.

Centrifugal Force

Centrifugal force with a few examples.

Elevator Problem

Classic elevator net force problems.

Relative Velocity – Air Turbulence

ENERGY & MOMENTUM

Potential & Kinetic Energy

Derivation & conservation of energy.

Work-Energy Theorem

Using W-KE to solve a motion problem.

Conservation of Energy

Energy conservation in various systems.

Ballistic Pendulum

Cannot be solved with Cons. of E alone.

Foucault Pendulum

Observation from different ref frames.

Momentum Problem

Fish lunch momentum problem.

Cons. of Momentum

Newton’s laws leads to cons. of momentum.

Angular Momentum

Conservation of angular momentum.

G., E & B FIELDS

Force of Gravity

Manipulating equation for gravity.

Earth’s Gravity

Applying Gravitation eqn to Earth.

Electric Fields

Concept of electric fields explained.

Electric Potential

Compared to other potential energy forms.

Voltage Drop

Simple series circuit with two bulbs.

Parallel Circuit

Rules when bulbs are in parallel.

Battery Demo

Circuit features: a car battery & bulbs.

Magnetism

From bar magnets to electric motors.

DC Electric Motor

Magnetic Forces and the DC Electric Motor.

WAVE NATURE OF LIGHT

Angle of Incidence

Experiment showing reflection & refraction.

Invisibility Thru Refraction

Making things become invisible with light.

Double-slit experiment

Dr Quantum – Double Slit Experiment.

Double Slit Documentary

Real-life demo of double-slit experiment.

MODERN PHYSICS

Time Travel: Einstein

Theory of Relativity.

Simultaneity – Relativity

Different reference frames & events.

Time Dilation

Relativity theory: different reference frames.

Doppler Effect

Examples with light and sound waves.