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Intro to Physics

Free Course

Landmarks in Physics

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About this course

Study physics abroad in Europe -- virtually! Learn the basics of physics on location in Italy, the Netherlands and the UK, by answering some of the discipline's major questions from over the last 2000 years.

What you will learn

  1. How can we measure the circumference of the Earth?
    • Basics of geometry and trigonometry.
  2. How do objects move?
    • Data analysis and kinematics.
  3. What causes motion?
    • Forces, acceleration, and Newton’s Laws.
  4. How can we use motion?
    • Work, energy, and simple machines.
  5. How can we determine our longitude at sea?
    • Simple harmonic motion.
  6. What is electricity?
    • Charge and electric fields.
  7. What is left to discover?
    • Modern physics and open questions.

Prerequisites and requirements

This course is suitable for anyone; a basic understanding of algebra is suggested.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why take this course?

This unique class gives you the chance to see the sites where physics history was made and learn some of the subject's most captivating concepts.

Learn with the best.

  • Andy Brown
    Andy Brown