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Physics - Gravity


Physics - Gravity

Physics - Gravity

Learn more about the fundamentals of gravity.


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Course Description

Gravity is the force that keeps us on the ground and understanding how gravity works is very important as it has a great influence on the upward and downward movement of objects. This free online course about gravity will explain Newton’s Second Law of Motion, the universal constant, which is used to work out the force of gravity throughout the universe.
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You will also learn what the effect of the earth's force of gravity, or little g as it is known, has on an object and why mass is not the same as weight. To fully understand gravity this course will take you step-by-step through the relevant formulas, showing you how to calculate velocity or distance based on time and then plot these changes so you will have a visual concept of what is happening. This course will be of great interest to students who are studying physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and to students who wish to pursue a career in any of the sciences or engineering fields.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understanding the force of gravity; - Know why the universal constant for gravity works; - Learn how to plot variable against time; - Use the various formulas to solve for an unknown variable; - Convert from mass to weight for any force of gravity;


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Module Title
Module 1: Fundamentals of Gravity
Module 2: Fundamentals of Gravity Assessment

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Course Title Physics - Gravity
Course # 491
Course Publisher Khan Academy
Course Category 85
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Course Description  Gravity is the force that keeps us on the ground and understanding how gravity works is very important as it has a great influence on the upward and downward movement of objects. This free online course about gravity will explain Newton’s Second Law of Motion, the universal constant, which is used to work out the force of gravity throughout the universe. You will also learn what the effect of the earth's force of gravity, or little g as it is known, has on an object and why mass is not the same as weight. To fully understand gravity this course will take you step-by-step through the relevant formulas, showing you how to calculate velocity or distance based on time and then plot these changes so you will have a visual concept of what is happening. This course will be of great interest to students who are studying physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and to students who wish to pursue a career in any of the sciences or engineering fields.
License  This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
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Release Date 07 November 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Chloe Howson United Kingdom I enjoyed this course it was challenging but enjoyable. 2014-10-29 15:10:48
  • Ellyess Benmoufok United Kingdom An easy to understand course, improves understanding of Gravity. 2014-09-28 00:09:34
  • Reinaldo Irizarry Sr PhD United States of America Good Course 2014-08-06 02:08:26
  • Awais Amjad Pakistan Excellent learning 2014-03-27 13:03:24
  • Janey Holness United Kingdom Course Module: Module 1: Fundamentals of Gravity
    Course Topic: Introduction to Gravity
    Comment: I found it hard to summarise this introductory content for my notes. Perhaps a brief written summary appended to the video would help consolidate the information for the learner. 2012-09-14 18:09:02
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