Physics: Motion and Gravity
Learn about the main principles and concepts of motion and gravity in this free online physics course.
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This free online physics course starts off looking at motion. You will study normal reaction and Newton’s Third Law of Motion as well as looking at friction and air resistance. You will then move on to study constant and vertical circular motion and explore calculations with projectile motion. The course then moves on to look at momentum and impulse, as well as elastic potential energy.
The course then gives an introduction to gravity, discussing weightlessness and how to calculate apparent weight. You will also look into gravitational force and acceleration due to gravity before moving on to look at structures and materials. Here you will study compressive and tensile forces and look at rules for analysing structures as well as Young’s Modulus. Finally, you will move on to explore the wave-like nature of light as well as emission and absorption spectra.
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Motion and Gravity
Motion and Gravity - Learning Outcomes
Motion Normal Reaction
Motion Constant and Vertical Circular Motion
Motion Momentum and Impulse
Introduction to Gravity
Structures and Materials
The Wave-Like Nature of Light
Emission and Absorption Spectra
Motion and Gravity - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to:
Discuss motion and forces, Newton's law and its applications, friction, air resistance, and collision
Explain the concept of gravity, including calculating weight and acceleration
Describe energy transfer in space, torque, static equilibrium, and Hooke's laws and its limitations
Describe the working principles of kinetic and gravitational potential energy as well as the conservation of energy
Identify the principle behind circular and elliptical orbits in motion
Explain the wave nature of light as well as the emission and absorption spectra
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