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Appreciating Ideas In Math And Physics

Explore A World Of Wonder!
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Created by Tom Owsiak
Last updated 11/2016
English
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What Will I Learn?
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!
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Requirements
  • No special software is needed.
  • A knowledge of basic math is useful.
  • Being a thoughtful person is also useful.
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!

Who is the target audience?
  • People who appreciate science and math facts.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 27 Lectures Collapse All 27 Lectures 02:20:48
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Your Invitation To A Fascinating World
1 Lecture 01:26

What's covered in this course

Preview 01:26
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General ideas from math and physics
11 Lectures 59:26

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

Preview 03:16

Lesson Objective: Understanding the concept of relative measurements

Preview 05:40

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

Preview 03:47

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

Traveling in 2D coordinate systems
07:00

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

Exploring how things can change in space and time
06:39

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

Exploring repeating motion in space and time
07:26

Lesson Objective: Understanding how linear growth occurs in physical processes

Understanding linear growth
06:28

Lesson Objective: Understanding how exponential growth occurs in physical processes

Exploring exponential growth
04:39

Lesson Objective: Understanding why variables are needed

Understanding the need for variables
04:21

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

Why are variable expressions needed
05:42

Lesson Objective: Understanding how to visualize percents

Illustrating percents
04:28
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Vectors
10 Lectures 57:19

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

Representing physical quantities with vectors
06:02

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

Difference between displacement and distance
02:31

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

Comparing years on Earth and Jupiter
04:26

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

Locating objects in three dimensions
06:10

Three dimensional vectors
06:39

Lesson Objective: Understanding the difference between velocity and speed

What is speed and what is velocity
06:06

Lesson Objective: Understanding how acceleration changes velocity

Understanding acceleration
05:33

Lesson Objective: Learn how to define motion at constant speed

Understanding constant speed in three dimensions
07:32

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

Representing forces in three dimensions
03:54

Learning Resources:Understanding relative velocities

Understanding relative velocity
08:26
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Averages
4 Lectures 16:56

Lesson Objective: Understanding a couple uses of averages

Average quantities and average rates of growth
05:15

Lesson Objectives: Understanding how to find and use average velocity

Using average velocity
04:41

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

Average distance from sun to Earth
02:54

Lesson Objective: Understanding how velocity changes near Jupiter and Earth

Comparing acceleration on Mars and Jupiter
04:06
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Misc
1 Lecture 05:41

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

Dealing with small quantities
05:41
About the Instructor
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  • 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.
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  • 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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