Physics - Motion, Speed and Time
Study the physics of motion, speed, and time and examine Newton's Three Laws of Motion, with this free physics course.
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This course will first introduce you to the physics of motion, speed, and time. You will study scalars, which are quantities that are fully described by a magnitude or numerical value, while vectors are quantities that are fully described by both a magnitude and a direction. You will learn how to calculate average velocity or speed and how to solve for time. This course will also teach you how to derive displacement from time and velocity.
Acceleration is an object's change of velocity with respect to time. This course will discuss acceleration with respect to velocity. You will study Newton's Three Laws of Motion, which indicate that first, every object in a state of uniform motion will remain in that state of motion unless an external force acts on it. Second, force equals mass times acceleration, and third, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
The study of physics can help you strengthen your quantitative reasoning and problem-solving skills, which are highly valuable in several areas beyond physics. This course will teach you how things work from first principles to help you gain a clearer knowledge and understanding of important topics in basic physics. So, check out this course today, and start learning more about the world you live in, for free.
Module 1: Introduction to Motion, Speed and Time
Introduction to Vectors and Scalars
Calculating Average Velocity or Speed
Solving for Time
Displacement from Time and Velocity Example
Newton's First Law of Motion
Newton's Second Law of Motion
Newton's Third Law of Motion
Module 2: Introduction to Motion, Speed and Time Assessment
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: - Differentiate between vector and scalar values; - Discuss Physics Notation; - Describe of how vectors, such as velocity and acceleration, are derived; - Calculate the unknown values from the known values; - and identify Newton’s three Laws of Motion.
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