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About the Course

Most of the phenomena in the world around you are, at the fundamental level, based on physics, and much of physics is based on mechanics. Mechanics begins by quantifying motion, and then explaining it in terms of forces, energy and momentum. This allows us to analyse the operation of many familiar phenomena around us, but also the mechanics of planets, stars and galaxies. This on-demand course is recommended for senior high school and beginning university students and anyone with a curiosity about basic physics. (The survey tells us that it's often used by science teachers, too.) The course uses rich multimedia tutorials to present the material: film clips of key experiments, animations and worked example problems, all with a friendly narrator. You'll do a range of interesting practice problems, and in an optional component, you will use your ingenuity to complete at-home experiments using simple, everyday materials. You will need some high-school mathematics: arithmetic, a little algebra, quadratic equations, and the sine, cosine and tangent functions from trigonometry. The course does not use calculus. However, we do provide a study aid introducing the calculus that would accompany this course if it were taught in a university. By studying mechanics in this course, you will understand with greater depth many of the wonders around you in everyday life, in technology and in the universe at large. Meanwhile, we think you'll have some fun, too....

Top reviews

RV

Jul 21, 2016

Great course. Good explanations and examples. The quizes and tests are not very easy sometimes, but they do you let think again. Very enjoyable! Just the course I was looking for a long time!

JD

May 20, 2020

Truly amazing for the students aspiring in the field of science and in the real-life application. And also for those who want to revise the concepts of physics.

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By Ishaan M

Sep 25, 2020

I love it thank you so much

By Gabriela

May 11, 2016

That's course is amazing!

By Yann F

Sep 10, 2015

very good explanations :)

By Hamza O M

Jul 24, 2017

Outstanding and helpful

By CASTRO, I H (

Mar 27, 2020

Keep up the good work!

By MENDIGORIA, L J (

Apr 06, 2020

Thank you coursera!

By Pranshu M

Oct 19, 2015

Quizzes are great!

By satyanarayana k

May 10, 2020

Very good course.

By Arijit B

Sep 11, 2020

Absolute Fun!!!!

By QUIÑA, L S (

Apr 02, 2020

Very educational

By Mark K D C

Mar 31, 2020

Great Work ! :)

By Abdullah j

Jun 11, 2020

very help full

By NEBRIDA, R G (

Jul 14, 2020

It was good

By Muhammad A T

Jun 11, 2020

Best course

By MANGUBAT, M (

Jul 20, 2020

very good

By Muhammad S

Jun 10, 2020

Excellent

By 李美琴

Mar 04, 2018

视频生动讲解透彻~

By Muhammad z

Aug 22, 2020

No word

By Boris L

Sep 17, 2015

Great!

By SANCHEZ, O (

Aug 02, 2020

nice

By PUNDRU S R

May 17, 2020

Good

By Гущин М О

Dec 28, 2017

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By Saqib A

Apr 01, 2017

Total content of the course was very good. Daily life application based questions were also quite interesting. But there were also some negative points such as lectures were not very elaborated and the answer submission system in the quizzes were very frustrating.

By BARRERA, G (

Jul 22, 2020

The course is well-written, the teaching method is fun and entertaining. The instructor is very passionate and enthusiastic about physics.

By Saubhagya S 1

Jul 15, 2020

Great Challenging Course It will enhance your knowledge in many aspects not only in Newtonian mechanics.