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Physics - Motion, Speed and Time


Physics - Motion, Speed and Time

Physics - Motion, Speed and Time

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Course Description

Motion, speed and time are three fundamental concepts in basic physics and they are important building blocks for understanding more advanced topics. This free online course introduces you to how distance, speed, time and mass are combined to give displacement, velocity, force and acceleration.
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Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion, which are the bedrock of much of our understanding of physics today, are also introduced and explained in a clear and concise manner. Along with explanations of the formulae used, a number of examples are worked through, giving a full understanding of the subject. References are also made as to how these formulae are used in real-world situations. By studying this course you will gain a clearer knowledge and understanding of important topics in basic physics. This course will be of great interest to students who are studying physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and some medical sciences, and to students who wish to pursue a career in any of the sciences or engineering fields, and to the individual who wants to understand how the world around us works.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: - An understanding of the difference between vector and scalar values. - An introduction to Physics Notation. - An understanding of how vectors, such as velocity and acceleration, are derived. - The ability to calculate the unknown values from the known values. - An understanding of Newton’s three Laws of Motion.


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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to Motion, Speed and Time
Module 2: Introduction to Motion, Speed and Time Assessment

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Course Title Physics - Motion, Speed and Time
Course # 472
Course Publisher Khan Academy
Course Category 85
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Course Description  Motion, speed and time are three fundamental concepts in basic physics and they are important building blocks for understanding more advanced topics. This free online course introduces you to how distance, speed, time and mass are combined to give displacement, velocity, force and acceleration. Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion, which are the bedrock of much of our understanding of physics today, are also introduced and explained in a clear and concise manner. Along with explanations of the formulae used, a number of examples are worked through, giving a full understanding of the subject. References are also made as to how these formulae are used in real-world situations. By studying this course you will gain a clearer knowledge and understanding of important topics in basic physics. This course will be of great interest to students who are studying physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and some medical sciences, and to students who wish to pursue a career in any of the sciences or engineering fields, and to the individual who wants to understand how the world around us works.
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
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Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
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Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Lower High/ Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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  • Reynaldo Soza United States of America the simplicity of this course is amazing with abundance of knowledge! 2014-10-24 04:10:56
  • Saraswathi H V India Very Interacive ,And interesting modules . Very good assessment questions. Thanks a lot 2014-08-15 14:08:11
  • Vincent Fahy Ireland Very good. 2014-07-07 17:07:53
  • Ehab, Fawzy Egypt its amazing course i realy like that 2014-06-30 15:06:06
  • Katarina Stevanović Serbia It is explained very good, and all of it is a quite useful information course on motion speed and time 2014-05-09 15:05:11
  • Salot Immelman South Africa Very good - thank you. It could be even better if more exercises are built in. 2014-04-06 14:04:09
  • Siphesihle Mbuli South Africa great lessons but i feel as if there should've been more stuff elaborated or explained further under these topics 2014-04-05 23:04:32
  • Asueifien Akuru Nigeria It was highly refreshing and simplified. Kudos to the great Alison team 2014-03-30 07:03:13
  • Graciela Guidone Argentina Course Module: Module 1: Introduction to Motion, Speed and Time Course Topic: Introduction to Vectors and Scalars Comment: Very clear. Interesting explanation. 2013-08-22 03:08:50
  • John Washbush United States of America Course Module: Module 1: Introduction to Motion, Speed and Time
    Course Topic: Calculating Average Velocity or Speed
    Comment: So far, GREAT! 2012-07-24 20:07:09
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