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Physics - Motion, Speed and Time Course


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. 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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 46 votes
Course Title: Physics - Motion, Speed and Time
Course #: 472
Course Publisher: Khan Academy
Course Category: 85
Content Origin:
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:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 07 November 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Lower High/ Secondary School
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Daniel Burns
    Daniel Burns United Kingdom A well explained basic overview of motion, speed & time. I enjoyed the course & learned some rather interesting and useful facts & formula techniques. It isn't highly technical, but those who have not studied advanced physics should find the course to be an efficient use of their time & definitely learn something new. (8.5/10) 2016-07-07 12:07:59
  • Luis De Avila
    Luis De Avila Colombia I loved it. I learned a lot. 2016-05-14 01:05:15
  • Trei Fonge
    Trei Fonge United Kingdom To learn the basic fundamental of physics, which motion, speed and time. 2016-04-19 09:04:43
  • Supun Wijenayake
    Supun Wijenayake Sri Lanka Very interesting module for beginners. I recommend this course to every newbie starting the journey of mastering physics. Note: Few questions in the assessment are a bit confusing as to the similar answers provided. eg: Scalar, Vector, Displacement being the solutions. 2015-10-17 05:10:53
  • Jose Daniel Martinez
    Jose Daniel Martinez Venezuela It´s a very nice course, really simple, everyone should do it 2015-10-08 01:10:57
  • Bee Camargo
    Bee Camargo Brazil I liked that you got the Khan academy material and added a test at the end to make sure we understood and that actually also serves as practice. 2015-08-18 00:08:30
  • Joel Beattie
    Joel Beattie Canada 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
    Jeannine Thomas United States of America Very detailed lecture. Well explained. 2015-02-10 04:02:44
  • Mik Parker
    Mik Parker United Kingdom I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot quite easily.thanks 2015-02-06 16:02:30
  • Reynaldo Soza
    Reynaldo Soza United States of America the simplicity of this course is amazing with abundance of knowledge! 2014-10-24 04:10:56
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