University of Virginia
How Things Work: An Introduction to Physics
University of Virginia

How Things Work: An Introduction to Physics

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Louis A. Bloomfield

Instructor: Louis A. Bloomfield

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Intermediate level
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14 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
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Professor Bloomfield examines the principle of inertia through skate boarding. Objects at rest tend to remain at rest while objects in motion, tend to remain in motion. Why does a stationary skater remain stationary? Why does a moving skater tend to continue moving? How can we describe the fluid, effortless motion of a coasting skater? How does a skater start, stop, or turn? Why does a skater need ice or wheels in order to skate? Physics concepts covered include Newton's first and second laws and 5 physical quantities: position, velocity, acceleration, force, and mass.

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7 videos1 quiz

Professor Bloomfield examines the physics concepts of gravity, weight, constant acceleration, and projectile motion working with falling balls.

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8 videos1 quiz

Professor Bloomfield examines the physics concepts of Newton's third law including conserved quantities, support forces, work, energy, and mechanical advantage working with ramps.

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7 videos1 quiz

Professor Bloomfield illustrates the physics concepts of rotational versus translational motion, Newton's law of rotation, and 5 physical quantities: angular position, angular velocity, angular acceleration, torque, and rotational mass using seesaws.

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8 videos1 quiz

Professor Bloomfield illustrates the physics concept of frictional forces through experiments with wheels.

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Professor Bloomfield examines the physics concepts of momentum, impulse, angular momentum, angular impulse, and the relationship between potential energy and force using bumper cars.

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7 videos1 quiz

This is the final exam.

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