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Intermediate Level

A solid familiarity with algebra and trigonometry.

Approx. 23 hours to complete
English
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Intermediate Level

A solid familiarity with algebra and trigonometry.

Approx. 23 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

7 hours to complete

Energy

7 hours to complete
20 videos (Total 108 min), 4 readings, 12 quizzes
20 videos
Work4m
Shoot, Drop, and Roll7m
Varying Force5m
Work - Kinetic Energy Theorem4m
Negative Work?6m
Power4m
Why Physics is Cruel6m
Gravitational Potential Energy5m
Conservation of Mechanical Energy4m
Bowling Ball Demo3m
Another Bowling Ball Demo3m
Keeping Energy in the Loop4m
Spring Potential Energy4m
Cross Bow Demo5m
Potential Energy Diagrams10m
Sliding Block6m
Work by Friction7m
Conservative Forces5m
SPT - The Balancing Act2m
4 readings
Welcome!10m
Grading Philosophy and Advice10m
University Physics10m
University Physics10m
12 practice exercises
Airport Walkway2m
Work or No Work?2m
On Vacation2m
Varying Forces2m
Change due to Work2m
Kilowatt-hours2m
Child in Swing2m
Pendulum Energy2m
Energy Diagram4m
Generating Heat2m
Multiple Forces2m
Energy Homework4h
Week
2

Week 2

7 hours to complete

Momentum and Collisions

7 hours to complete
21 videos (Total 136 min), 3 readings, 11 quizzes
21 videos
Momentum and Newton's Laws5m
Momentum Conservation Demo3m
Watermelon Demo7m
Impulse6m
Beginner Rocketry7m
Momentum of Collisions3m
Energy of Collisions5m
Perfectly Inelastic Collision6m
Elastic Collision I7m
Elastic Collision II11m
Bouncy Balls6m
More Bouncy Balls11m
Average Position in Collisions4m
Center of Mass7m
Extended Object Center of Mass6m
Center of Mass: Uniform Isoceles Triangle9m
Walk the Plank 18m
Walk the Plank 25m
Advanced Rocketry7m
SPT - The Cold Burger1m
3 readings
University Physics10m
University Physics10m
University Physics10m
11 practice exercises
Frictionless Skateboard5m
Beach Ball and Marble2m
Ion Propulsion2m
Billiards2m
Civic -vs- Escalade2m
Forward Collision2m
Mass at Center of Mass?2m
Solid Objects2m
Which frame?2m
Conservation Laws of Rockets2m
Momentum & Collisions Homework4h
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Statics and Elasticity

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 54 min)
7 videos
Sign on a Building7m
Helping a Friend Move7m
Wheelchair Over a Curb8m
Elastic Moduli7m
Material Response5m
How Not to Make a Spring11m
4 practice exercises
3D Statics30m
Finding the COM30m
Hanging Cables30m
Statics and Elasticity Homework30m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Energy and Momentum EXAM

6 hours to complete
1 video (Total 2 min)
1 video
1 practice exercise
EXAM6h

About the Introduction to Mechanics Specialization

This specialization is for learners who are interested in first-year, university-level physics. Through three courses, you will gain a foundation in mechanics including motion, forces, energy, momentum, rotational motion, and gravitation. With 100 brief lectures and over 100 problems, this comprehensive specialization is similar in detail and rigor to what is taught in on-campus courses. It will thoroughly prepare learners for their upcoming introductory physics courses, or more advanced studies....
Introduction to Mechanics

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