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Physics - Motion, Speed and Time


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 28 reviews
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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  • 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
  • Saraswathi H V
    Saraswathi H V India Very Interacive ,And interesting modules . Very good assessment questions. Thanks a lot 2014-08-15 14:08:11
  • Vincent Fahy
    Vincent Fahy Ireland Very good. 2014-07-07 17:07:53
  • Ehab, Fawzy
    Ehab, Fawzy Egypt its amazing course i realy like that 2014-06-30 15:06:06
  • Katarina Stevanović
    Katarina Stevanović Serbia 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
    Salot Immelman South Africa Very good - thank you. It could be even better if more exercises are built in. 2014-04-06 14:04:09
  • Siphesihle Mbuli
    Siphesihle Mbuli South Africa 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
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