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 develops students' understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.