# Advanced Physics 1 Free Course

• Description
• Outcome
• Certification
• This free online Physics course covers electronics, electric systems, magnets, sounds and transformers, and much more. It provides a comprehensive grounding in Physics and is ideal as a complement to regular classes, a study or revision aid, or as a resource for someone pursuing an interest in basic science.

• After completing this course you will know all about current, charge, voltage, resistance and power. You will understand the different types of circuits. It will teach you how to make calculations with series and parallel circuits, and to convert AC to DC. You will know how to use capacitors, transducers, magnets, sound and wave equations, sound diffraction and much more.

• All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

• Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
• An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
• An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
• A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

###### Modules List( 14 )
• Introduction to electric systems
• Current, charge, voltage
• Charge in coulombs
• Voltage
• Resistance
• Work done
• Power
• Circuits
• The series circuit
• Parallel circuits
• Parallel circuits: worked example 1
• Parallel circuits: worked example 2
• AC circuits
• Electric systems, circuits
• Calculations with series circuits
• Series circuit: worked example
• Calculations with parallel circuits
• Parallel circuit: worked example
• Capacitors
• Capacitors
• Capacitance
• The time constant
• Discharging capacitors
• Converting AC to DC
• Converting AC to DC: half-wave rectification
• Converting AC electricity into DC electricity: smoothing
• Transducers
• Transducers: light-dependent resistors, LDRs
• Transducers: worked examples
• Transducers: thermistors
• Tranducers: light-emitting diodes, LEDs
• Worked example: LEDs
• Magnets and magnetism
• Magnets and magnetic fields
• Magnetic fields
• Magnetic field of the earth
• Currents and magnetism
• Moving charges in magnetic fields
• Forces on current-carrying wires
• Electric motors
• The DC motor and the split-ring commutator
• AC motors
• Electromagnetic induction
• Generators
• Exploring sound
• Introduction to Sound
• Wave nature of sound
• Categories of waves
• Transverse verses Longitudinal waves
• Sound is a longitudinal wave
• Creating sound waves
• Representing sound waves
• Period, frequency and pitch
• Representing sound waves with displacement graphs
• Sound - Standing waves
• Standing waves
• Standing waves in strings
• Standing waves in air columns
• Open-end air columns
• Closed-end pipes
• The wave equation
• Worked examples: the wave equation
• The reflection, transmission and absorption of sound
• Sound diffraction
• Diffraction
• The superposition of waves
• Diffraction and interference of sound waves from two sources
• Intensity of sound
• Amplitude, loudness and intensity
• Intensity versus distance from a source
• Intensity and the decibel scale
• The response of the ear to different frequencies
• Acoustic power
• Diffraction
• Speed of sound
• The speed of sound
• Worked examples: the speed of sound
• Example of the speed of sound
• Activity - solid sound-carriers
• Assessment
• Physics 1 Assessment
###### Topics List ( 6 )
Introduction to electric systems
Introduction to electric systems This free online course is an introduction to electric systems and reviews topics such as electric current, electric charge, voltage, resistance, work done and power. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
###### Topics List ( 5 )
Circuits
Circuits This free online course is a review of electrical circuits including series circuits and parallel circuits. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
###### Topics List ( 4 )
Electric systems, circuits
Electric systems, circuits This free online course is a review of electric circuits such as series circuits and parallel circuits, with worked examples. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
###### Topics List ( 4 )
Capacitors
Capacitors This free online course is an introduction to capacitance, capacitors and discharging capacitors. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
###### Topics List ( 2 )
Converting AC to DC
Converting AC to DC This free online course discusses the conversion of alternating current (AC electricity) to direct current (DC electricity). The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
###### Topics List ( 5 )
Transducers
Transducers This free online course is a review of transducers such as light-dependent resistors (LDRs), light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and thermistors. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
###### Topics List ( 11 )
Magnets and magnetism
Magnets and magnetism This free online course is a review of magnets and magnetism, and reviews topics such as magnetic fields, moving charges in magnetic fields, and electric motors. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
###### Topics List ( 9 )
Exploring sound
Exploring sound This free online course explores the nature of sound and reviews topics such as the wave nature of sound, categories of waves, and the period, frequency, and pitch of sound. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
###### Topics List ( 5 )
Sound - Standing waves
Sound - Standing waves This free online course is a review of standing waves and examines standing waves in strings and in air-columns, and looks at open-end air columns and closed-end pipes. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
###### Topics List ( 2 )
The wave equation
The wave equation This free online course reviews the wave equation and the reflection, transmission and absorption of sound. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
###### Topics List ( 3 )
Sound diffraction
Sound diffraction This free online course discusses sound diffraction, the superposition of sound waves, and the diffraction and interference of sound waves from two sources. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
###### Topics List ( 6 )
Intensity of sound
Intensity of sound This free online course reviews the intensity of sound and discusses topics such as amplitude, loudness, intensity, the decibel scale and acoustic power. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
###### Topics List ( 4 )
Speed of sound
Speed of sound This free online course examines the speed of sound and has some worked examples. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Assessment
Assessment
##### Course Features
• Duration

2-3 Hours

• Publisher

XSIQ

• Video

Yes

• Audio

Yes

• Assessment

Yes

• Certification

Yes

• Price

Free

• Reward

50 Pts

• Responsive

No