This course is a rigorous course in mathematics designed to prepare students for post-secondary education in science, engineering, or mathematics. It is also designed to be a survey course, which touches on all of the major branches of mathematics, including advanced functions and calculus, statistics, algebra and geometry. The curriculum strikes a balance between breadth and depth, focusing on developing an appreciation for the major ideas in mathematics. If you were only going to take one course in mathematics, this should be the one!
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.