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#### Approx. 39 hours to complete

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#### English

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### Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

## Introduction and Basic Tools

5 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
Lesson 1.1: Introduction and Context3m
Lesson 1.2: Units and Significant Figures7m
Lesson 1.3: Vectors and Scalars4m
Lesson 1.4: Estimating5m
Week 1 Study Aids10m
6 practice exercises
Start of course survey32m
Introduction and Context8m
Units and Significant Figures (Important skills in this course!)14m
Vectors and Scalars16m
Estimating10m
Week 1 Test22m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

## Velocity and Acceleration

4 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
4 videos
Lesson 2.2: Acceleration7m
Lesson 2.3: Relating Velocity, Acceleration and Displacement2m
Lesson 2.4: Relative Motion5m
Week 2 Study Aids10m
5 practice exercises
Graphing Displacement and Velocity4m
Acceleration14m
Relating Velocity, Acceleration and Displacement4m
Relative Motion4m
Week 2 Test12m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

## Motion in Two Dimensions

4 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
4 videos
Lesson 3.2: Combining Vertical and Horizontal Motion3m
Lesson 3.3: Trajectories and Range7m
Lesson 3.4: Uniform Circular Motion6m
Week 3 Study Aids10m
5 practice exercises
Projectiles, Falling Vertically Under Gravity14m
Combining Vertical and Horizontal Motion14m
Trajectories and Range6m
Uniform Circular Motion4m
Week 3 Test18m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

## Newton's Laws of Motion

7 videos (Total 35 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
7 videos
Lesson 4.2: Inertial and Non-inertial Frames6m
Lesson 4.3: Newton's Third Law2m
Lesson 4.4: Calculating Total Force8m
Lesson 4.5: Practice Problems7m
Historical Interlude3m
The Syllogism1m
Week 4 Study Aids10m
6 practice exercises
Newton's Laws of Motion12m
Inertial and Non-inertial Frames14m
Newton's Third Law12m
Calculating Total Force18m
Practice Problems6m
Week 4 Test26m
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### Top reviews from Mechanics: Motion, Forces, Energy and Gravity, from Particles to Planets

By RVJul 21st 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!

By CSNov 28th 2016

Great course, great professor, great opportunity of learning! Don't miss your chance...

## Instructors

#### Prof. Joe Wolfe

Professor
School of Physics, Faculty of Science

#### Dr Elizabeth J. Angstmann

First Year Physics Director
School of Physics, Faculty of Science

#### Mr Sebastian Fricke

Teacher and laboratory manager
School of Physics, Faculty of Science

## About UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales)

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