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# Physics - Motion, Speed and Time

## Physics - Motion, Speed and Time

Learn more about the physics of motion, speed and time.

Students: 1,545
##### 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.

##### Certification

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

##### 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

• Joel Beattie This course was challenging and engaging. It taught me a lot about Physics and the world around us. I believe that everyone should take it. 2015-02-27 18:02:52
• Jeannine Thomas Very detailed lecture. Well explained. 2015-02-10 04:02:44
• Mik Parker I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot quite easily.thanks 2015-02-06 16:02:30
• Reynaldo Soza the simplicity of this course is amazing with abundance of knowledge! 2014-10-24 04:10:56
• Saraswathi H V Very Interacive ,And interesting modules . Very good assessment questions. Thanks a lot 2014-08-15 14:08:11
• Vincent Fahy Very good. 2014-07-07 17:07:53
• Ehab, Fawzy its amazing course i realy like that 2014-06-30 15:06:06
• Katarina Stevanović 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 Very good - thank you. It could be even better if more exercises are built in. 2014-04-06 14:04:09
• Siphesihle Mbuli 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