Physics Essentials 1

Understand fundamental laws of forces and how to apply them to problem solving.
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (185 ratings)
17,382 students
Physics Essentials 1
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (185 ratings)
17,382 students
Learn Newton's Three Laws
Apply Newton's Three Laws to Problems
Learn 4 Step Process to Solve Problems

Requirements

  • Basic Algebra
  • Basic Geometry
  • A little bit of knowledge about vectors
Description

INTRODUCTION

Why learn Physics?

Physics is the fundamental science of everything. It is used to understand the world around us and even inside our bodies. By understanding physics you are able to learn about mechanics, sound, light, electricity, heat, and atomic structures. It is important to understand the principles of physics and how to apply the methods and techniques to a variety of problems. Studying physics does not merely help you solve problems just for physics. A good understanding of principles in physics will help you to analyze problems, reason logically, and to discriminate between important and irrelevant concepts. Some of the benefits from taking this course to learn physics include:

  • Flexibility Learning
  • Learning by Watching and Doing
  • Gaining practice solving problems
  • Understand Problem Solving Process
What this course offers
  • Multiple Quiz Questions
  • Learning At Your Own Pace
  • Video Lessons
  • Exercise Files to Work With
  • Myself for Help
Topics Included
  • Newton's First Law
  • Newton's Second Law
  • Newton's Third Law
  • Free Body Diagrams
  • Applying Forces
Who this course is for:
  • Students
  • Anyone
Curriculum
8 sections • 26 lectures • 1h 29m total length
  • Introductions
  • Further Resources Beyond this Course
  • Problem Solving Strategy
  • List of Problems
  • The Big Picture
  • Quick Study Guide (NOT COMPLETE)- Questions/Answers
  • Newton's First Law - recap
  • Force of Constant Motion
  • Mass and Weight
  • Two Race Cars
  • Three Connected Blocks
  • First Law Concept Quiz
  • Newton's Second Law - recap
  • Two Force Body
  • Weight in Moving Elevator
  • Inclined Plane
  • Pushing A Crate
  • Force at an Angle
  • Velocity Graph
  • Newton's Third Law- recap
  • Free Body Diagram
  • Normal Force
  • Forces and Motion Activity
  • Student Help
  • Key Terms to Know
  • Concept Review
  • Wrapping it Up
  • Course Review

Instructor
Engineer and Educator
Brian Benjamin
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 3,725 Reviews
  • 82,636 Students
  • 5 Courses

My background is in engineering with an emphasis in physics. I have a passion for learning and teaching those that enjoy learning as much as I do. I am a jack of many trades and want to try to make the complex topics much easier to understand by focusing on the essential concepts. Many engineers might know this as the KISS Principle. So my goal is to avoid any unnecessary complexity in trying to convey essential topics to you. Learning from my mistakes and gaining the tricks that I have learned along the way will give you a great foundation and help you take that next step.