Appreciating Ideas In Math And Physics

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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2016 English

Course Description

Physics and math are the two intellectual tools that allow us to make the greatest discoveries about our world. In this course, you'll take an introductory tour through a few key ideas in math and physics. This course is best suited for those who are thoughtful, and like to learn about a variety of topics. This is not a standard physics course, but an overview of some key ideas that show how powerful ideas from math can be when applied to studying the natural world. If you like animations, and appreciate intellectual curiosity, this is absolutely the right course for you. The whole course is only two hours long, with each lesson being an HD video. The lessons are animations designed to help you build an intuitive grasp of the concepts. Thanks for reading, and let's get exploring!

What are the requirements?

  • No special software is needed.
  • A knowledge of basic math is useful.
  • Being a thoughtful person is also useful.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Explain the concept of constants and variables
  • Explain the concept of a vector and why they matter
  • Understand the concept of distance, velocity and acceleration
  • Understand the concept of a period in space and time
  • And more!

Who is the target audience?

  • People who appreciate science and math facts.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Your Invitation To A Fascinating World

What's covered in this course

Section 2: General ideas from math and physics

Lesson Objective: Understanding how constants are used to represent unchanging quantities


Lesson Objective: Understanding the concept of relative measurements


Lesson Objective: Understanding what it means to be independent of position


Lesson Objective: Understanding how to build and use 2D Cartesian coordinate systems


Lesson Objective: Understanding how quantities can be measured with respect to time and space


Lesson Objective: Understand the concept of a spatial and temporal period


Lesson Objective: Understanding how linear growth occurs in physical processes


Lesson Objective: Understanding how exponential growth occurs in physical processes


Lesson Objective: Understanding why variables are needed


Lesson Objective: Understanding the difference between mass and weight and how to use a variable expression


Lesson Objective: Understanding how to visualize percents

Section 3: Vectors

Lesson Objective: Understanding how vectors can be used to represent physical quantities


Lesson Objective: Understanding how to find the distance and displacement in one dimension


Lesson Objective: Understanding the passage of time on Earth and Jupiter


Lesson Objective: Understanding how to construct and use a three dimensional system

Three dimensional vectors

Lesson Objective: Understanding the difference between velocity and speed


Lesson Objective: Understanding how acceleration changes velocity


Lesson Objective: Learn how to define motion at constant speed


Lesson Objective: Understanding how forces can be represented in three dimensions


Learning Resources:Understanding relative velocities

Section 4: Averages

Lesson Objective: Understanding a couple uses of averages


Lesson Objectives: Understanding how to find and use average velocity


Lesson Objectives: Understanding how scientists use averages in the solar system


Lesson Objective: Understanding how velocity changes near Jupiter and Earth

Section 5: Misc

Lesson Objectives: Understanding why it's okay to ignore small quantities

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Instructor Biography

Tom Owsiak, Web, Math, Stats., and Physics Expert

  • I have nine years experience as a teacher of mathematics, physics, statistics, and programming. I worked for five years as a database programmer using various technologies such as .NET, Clipper, SQL, SQL Server, SAS, Excel, and others. I'm the publisher of one of the most successful programming courses on udemy, called "Learn C# With Visual Studio 2013". Currently, I work as a mathematics and computer science teacher at a college in NY.
  • Related Education:
  • Master of Science in Applied Statistical Computing, Kennesaw State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Pure Mathematics, Queens College
  • Associates of Science in Computer Programming
  • Creator of more than 1620 math, physics, statistics and programming videos
  • Programmer of more than 500 educational simulations

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