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:
An overview of the course and whats covered
A look at how to solve problems with physics. Always attempt to solve the problems yourself before reviewing the solution videos
Collection of problems to be worked on in course. Please refer to these pages while reviewing the videos so you can clearly read the problem yourself and see the images of the situation set up. It may be helpful to attempt the problems ahead of time as well.
A presentation of what we are learning in course and its relation to physics.
(NOT COMPLETE) This is a useful summary of the course concepts to help you quickly identify what is important.
A definition of newtons first law
Examining a force and constant motion
Looking at the weight of an object
Comparing two race cars in constant motion
Three blocks connected
A definition of newtons second law
Understanding two forces on a body
What the weight of a person is in an elevator
Understanding an incline plane
A problem involving a force being applied to an object
Breaking down a force that is applied at an angle
Understanding velocity graphs
A difinition of newtons third law
Creating a Free Body Diagram
Looking at the normal force of an object
Use this activity to answer the questions in the supplemental material for this section.
A set of flashcards that are useful to study as you progress. Some of these have been covered and others have not. Make sure you know all of these before progressing through further courses.
Some questions to test and stretch your knowlege of forces
Wrapping up the course and other thoughts
Provide some measureable feedback so that I can improve this course and future courses. Remember to also review the course within Udemy.
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.