Physics is a subject that underpins so much of what we do in our daily lives
 It relates to everything we hear and see; and every movement we make or cause to be made.
 Understanding physics allows us to do our work better: from making and moving things to using tools and equipment
Learn to Understand Motion
Examining objects in motion and understanding the concepts of displacement, velocity, speed and acceleration is a great way to understand how physics work. It is the study of motion which began since 400 years that gave birth to the science of physics, and is often known as “kinematics”. There are only a few mathematical equations that you need to know in this section and they are relatively simple and straight forward and easy to remember.
What are Waves?
Simply put waves are a form of energy travelling from one place to another; for example think of the sun, it is very far away yet its light and heat reaches earth, think of hitting a snare drum; the sound travels to your ears. These are only two examples of waves but there are many more. Unfortunately sound waves and radio waves can’t really be seen, this makes them hard to describe, however one can visualize how waves behave when dropping a stone into water.
What are Electrostatics?
Over the past few decades, people’s dependency on electricity has witnessed an exponential growth, compared with the past century where people only used a few electric lights. However, scientists began to study and research electricity long before electric lamps were invented. These studies and observations date back to the days of ancient Greeks when they observed that rubbing amber would allow it to attract smaller objects such as feathers. To better understand electricity, we need to start with understanding electrostatics which is the study of electric charges at rest.
Understanding Energy
The energy of an object can be defined as the potential of that object to do work. This has relevance to kinetic energy, potential energy and lother energy types such as chemical, electrical, nuclear and thermal energy. To further understand the concept of energy, consider a ball rolling on the ground. If you apply a force to the ball and increase its rolling speed, you are actually doing work on the ball which results in an increase in the ball’s energy. So as you can see, work and energy are interrelated and in this lesson you will learn how to calculate the work done on an object as well as the amount of potential and kinetic energy that object possesses at any point in time.
Learn more about things like this by studying this course; starting any time, and working through it at a pace that suits your own abilities.
Course Content
There are 10 lessons in this course:
1. Review of Basic Algebra
 Introduction
 Equations and formulae
 Variables
 Quadratic equations
 Graphing
 Geometry
 Triangles
 Basic formulae
 Quadrilaterals
 Angles and radians
 Logarithms and exponentials
 Trigonometry
2. Introduction: Scope and Nature of Physics
 Observing, measuring, modeling, predicting
 Units of measurement
 Converting between units
 Precision of measurements and identifying significant digits
3. Forces and Mechanics
 Physics and motion
 Displacement
 Speed and velocity
 Acceleration
 Force
 Force of gravity
 Work
 Power
 Energy
4. Waves
 What are waves
 Properties of waves: longitudinal waves, transverse waves
 Wave terminology
 Relationship of frequency or period
 Wave speed
 Electromagnetic radiation and waves
 Sound waves
 Sound spectrum
 Measuring sound
 Speed of sound
 Doppler effect
 Standing waves and resonance
5. Electricity and Magnetism
 Electrostatics
 Conductors and insulators
 How to make an electroscope
 Coulomb's law
 The electric field
 Electricity and electric circuits
 Current
 Voltage
 Resistance
 Power
 Ohm's law
 Circuits: series, parallel
 Magnets
 Magnetic forces
 Ferromagnetism
 Creating magnets
 Earth's magnetic fiels
 Geomagnetic reversal
 Electromagnetism
 Electromagnetism and solenoids
 Electric motors
 Magnetic force
 Right hand rule
 Inductors
 Lenz's law
6. Energy and Work
 What is energy
 Mechanical energy
 Potential energy
 Kinetic energy
 Conservation of total energy and mechanical energy
 Converting kinetic energy into potential energy
 Work and force
 Conservative and non conservative forces
 Conservation of mass energy
7. Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
 Temperature measurement units
 Fahrenheit
 Celsius
 Kelvin
 Converting between units
 What is heat
 Heat transfers: thermal equilibrium
 Thermal expansion and thermal contraction
8. Light and Optics
 What is light
 Reflection
 Refraction
 Demonstration of refraction
 Index of refraction
 Difraction
 The electromagnetic spectrum
 How a rainbow forms
 What are mirrors
 Flat mirrors
 Convex mirrors
 Concave mirrors
 Lenses
 Converging lenses
 Diverging lenses
9. Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
 Structure of matter
 The periodic table
 What is radioactivity
 Alpha radiation
 Beta radiation
 Gamma radiation
 Radioactivity applications
 Nuclear medicine diagnostic and therapy
 Radioactive tracers in agriculture
 Food irradiation
 Archeological and geological dating
 Radiocarbon dating
 Half life
 Power generation
 Radiation effects and injuries
 Cancer and burns caused by radiation
10. Astronomy, Cosmology and Astrophysics
 What is astronomy
 The pioneers of astronomy
 The branches of astronomy
 Sub fields of astronomy
 Astronomy in our daily life
 The most important discoveries in astronomy
 What is Cosmology
 How did cosmology evolve
 Hubbles law
 Cosmological principle
 Calculate the age of the universe using the Hubble constant
 What is astrophysics
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
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