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Intermediate Level

A solid familiarity with algebra and trigonometry.

Approx. 30 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Learners will be prepared to critically evaluate real-world data and information regarding motion.

  • Learners can apply mathematical laws to the motions of objects under a variety of physical circumstances.

  • Learners will be prepared for more advanced courses in physics.

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Intermediate Level

A solid familiarity with algebra and trigonometry.

Approx. 30 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

7 hours to complete

1D Kinematics

7 hours to complete
18 videos (Total 106 min), 5 readings, 13 quizzes
18 videos
A Smoothly Moving Mass4m
Displacement from Here to There6m
Average Velocity8m
Instantaneous Velocity5m
Distance of a Path 5m
Speed of a Path5m
Velocity and Speed Comparison Chart 6m
The Football Player Solution 5m
The Meeting of the Band Nerds solution 6m
Speeding Up 4m
Acceleration near the Earth 11m
Throwing Chalk Solution 3m
Position 6m
Graphical Kinematics 6m
Throwing Chalk 2 Solution 4m
Acceleration over a Distance 5m
SPT - The Silly One 2m
5 readings
Welcome!10m
Grading Philosophy and Advice10m
University Physics10m
University Physics10m
University Physics10m
13 practice exercises
Police Officer's Dilemna2m
Displacements?2m
Reading a Kinematics Graph4m
Getting from A to B2m
The Football Player Problem5m
The Meeting of the Band Nerds Problem5m
Harmonic Motion4m
Acceleration Direction2m
Throwing Chalk Problem5m
Kinematics Graph2m
Throwing Chalk 2 Problem5m
Units2m
1D Kinematics Homework4h
Week
2

Week 2

8 hours to complete

2D Kinematics

8 hours to complete
21 videos (Total 143 min), 4 readings, 11 quizzes
21 videos
The Position Vector 6m
Shoot7m
Shoot and Drop7m
How Much Further?6m
Kinematics in X and Y4m
Trajectory Range, Height, and Time6m
Intro Beer Pong Solution7m
Advanced Beer Pong Solution8m
The Hunter and the Monkey Demo10m
Uniform Circular Motion11m
Circular Motion is Periodic Motion3m
Angular and Translational Motion4m
Tangential and Radial Acceleration5m
Relative Motion6m
Galilean Transformations7m
The Hunter, the Ant, the Butterfly, and the Selfie Stick 18m
The Hunter, the Ant, the Butterfly, and the Selfie Stick 28m
Time Dilation8m
Time Travel6m
SPT - The Balancing Act2m
4 readings
University Physics10m
University Physics10m
University Physics10m
University Physics10m
11 practice exercises
'r'2m
White Cliffs of Dover2m
Greater Acceleration?2m
Perpendicular?2m
Intro Beer Pong Problem10m
Advanced Beer Pong Problem10m
Constants of Uniform Circular Motion2m
Tick Tock5m
Acceleration in the Loop2m
Fastest Frame2m
2D Kinematics Homework4h
Week
3

Week 3

9 hours to complete

Newton's Laws

9 hours to complete
21 videos (Total 133 min), 3 readings, 19 quizzes
21 videos
Newton's Second Law3m
Newton's Third Law3m
Gravitational Force3m
Normal Force6m
Friction Force11m
Air Drag10m
Liquid Drag 13m
Liquid Drag 212m
Spring Force7m
Tension Force6m
Fictitious Force3m
Pushing Blocks Solution9m
Blocks with Friction Solution7m
Overhill and Underhill 1 Solution6m
When Will It Slide? Solution7m
Atwood Acceleration Solution5m
The Conical Pendulum Solution7m
Overhill and Underhill 2 Solution 5m
Masses on Strings Solution4m
SPT - The Telekinetic Grad Student2m
3 readings
University Physics10m
University Physics10m
University Physics10m
19 practice exercises
A Mouse on Your Desk2m
Reaction to the Mouse2m
Normal Size2m
Pushing a Book6m
Sky Diving2m
Anchors Aweigh!2m
Time Constant2m
Springy Damping?2m
Frequently Missed Tension Problem2m
Accelerating Elevator2m
Pushing Blocks Problem15m
Blocks with Friction Problem10m
Overhill and Underhill 1 Problem10m
When Will It Slide? Problem15m
Atwood Acceleration Problem10m
The Conical Pendulum Problem10m
Overhill and Underhill 2 Problem10m
Masses on Strings Problem15m
Newton's Laws Homework4h
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Forces and Kinematics EXAM

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

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Introduction to Mechanics

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