### Why study this Physics course?

Are you interested in natural science? Want to gain a deep foundation in physics? Then, this online Physics course will help you! This course will help you gain the fundamental skills and knowledge needed in physics. Such as electricity, magnetism, energy, work, and much more.

Develop a foundation to applying general physics in any world situations, from engineering and environmental management to rural industries and health sciences.

Examining objects in motion and understanding the concepts of displacement, velocity, speed and acceleration is a great way to understand how physics work.

This course guides you through a journey of discovery, through reading, observing things, interacting with knowledgeable and experienced academics and discovering new ways of looking at the physical world around you.

**Lesson Structure**

- Introduction
- Equations and formula
- Variables
- Quadratic equations
- Graphing
- Geometry
- Triangles
- Basic formulae
- Quadrilaterals
- Angles and radian
- Logarithms and exponential
- Trigonometry

- Observing, measuring, modeling, predicting
- Units of measurement
- Converting between units
- Precision of measurements and identifying significant digits

- Physics and motion
- Displacement
- Speed and velocity
- Acceleration
- Force
- Force of gravity
- Work
- Power
- Energy

- 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

- 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 field
- Geomagnetic reversal
- Electromagnetism
- Electromagnetism and solenoids
- Electric motors
- Magnetic force
- Right hand rule
- Inductors
- Lenz’s law

- 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

- Temperature measurement units
- Fahrenheit
- Celsius
- Kelvin
- Converting between units
- What is heat
- Heat transfers: thermal equilibrium
- Thermal expansion and thermal contraction

- What is light
- Reflection
- Refraction
- Demonstration of refraction
- Index of refraction
- Diffraction
- The electromagnetic spectrum
- How a rainbow forms
- What are mirrors
- Flat mirrors
- Convex mirrors
- Concave mirrors
- Lenses
- Converging lenses
- Diverging lenses

- 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
- Archaeological and geological dating
- Radiocarbon dating
- Half life
- Power generation
- Radiation effects and injuries
- Cancer and burns caused by radiation

- 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