Physics 100: Mastering Newton's Laws of Motion
What you'll learn
- This course will teach you how to apply Newton's Laws of Motion to solve all types of problems.
- Draw free body diagrams
- Learn how to solve problems with pulleys and springs
- Learn how to solve circular motion problems
- Basic algebra and some calculus (very little).
This comprehensive course covers Newton's Laws of Motion. The course is taught by Dr.E, an award winning instructor with over 15 years of teaching and tutoring experience. The course combines lectures that summarize the important concepts and tutorials that will guide you and help you develop a problem solving strategy. You'll learn how to apply Newton's laws to study particles in equilibrium and the dynamics of particles when forces are acting on them.
Topics include in this class are:
1) Vector Review
Review vector addition and subtraction,
Adding vectors using graphical methods
Adding vector using components
2) Newton's First Law
Problem solving strategies
Example problems for objects in equilibrium.
Review of push and pull forces
Understanding the force of gravity
The difference between weight and mass
Friction Forces: Kinetic vs Static
Forces due to a spring: Hooke's Law
4) Newton's 2nd and 3rd Law
Drawing Free Body Diagrams
Strategy to solve problems
5) Mastering Problems
a) Elevator Problems
Drawing Free body diagrams
Calculate acceleration and effective mass
b) Block on a slope
Understanding the Free Body Diagram
What happens when we add friction - kinetic and static friction
c) Pulleys and Springs
Learn how to solve dynamic problems that contain pulleys
Atwood's machine: Calculating acceleration and Tension
Dealing with springs in series and in parallel
5) Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion
Centripetal forces and centripetal acceleration
Problem solving strategies for circular motion
Period, frequency, and angular veloctiy
Banked curve problems
There are over 60 fully solved problems ranging in difficulty. I've mixed in many conceptual problems as well as algebraic problems to help you practice applying Newton's laws to solve problems.
If at any point you don't understand something in my videos please feel free to reach out. I'm always willing to help someone learn. Physics Ninja always has your back!
If have a specific problem not covered in this class simply email it to me and i'll add a video showing how to solve the problem.
Dr. E, Physics Ninja and Expert Physics and Math Teacher.
Who this course is for:
- AP Physics students and First Year undergraduate physics students
- Anyone who wants to learn basic physics
- JEE Exam students
My name is Dr. E. I'm a physicist and I love teaching math and physics. I obtained my Ph.D. in physics and have been teaching physics now for over 15 years. I currently work as an engineer in mobile consumer electronics and am an adjunct physics faculty at Harper College in Chicago. I previously taught physics for the Princeton Review with a focus on MCAT physics and also trained new physics teachers. Visit my website to learn more about me.
I created these courses to make quality education more affordable. I tutor a lot of students and i know how expensive it can be to find a great, reliable tutor. All of my classes are a mix of lectures, where i review the basic theory and go over key concepts, and tutorials, where i show you how to solve problems and help you develop your own problem solving strategies. The classes contain several example problems for each topic and at the end i typically put together a series of problems ranging in difficulty for you to practice on your own. After you've tried to solve the problems on your own, come watch the videos and see how a Physics Ninja would solve the problem.
All of my courses are comprehensive which means they tend to be longer than other courses. I don't believe you can really learn physics with a 5-hour course covering a semesters worth of physics. To learn physics, you have to practice solving problems, all types of problems, conceptual and algebraic.
I'm committed to all of my students and reply to all emails and questions within 24 hours.