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I. Motion

  Math Review 16:49
   Intro 0:00 
   The Metric System 0:26 
    Distance, Mass, Volume, and Time 0:27 
   Scientific Notation 1:40 
    Examples: 47,000,000,000 and 0.00000002 1:41 
   Significant Figures 3:18 
    Significant Figures Overview 3:19 
    Properties of Significant Figures 4:04 
    How Significant Figures Interact 7:00 
   Trigonometry Review 8:57 
    Pythagorean Theorem, sine, cosine, and tangent 8:58 
   Inverse Trigonometric Functions 9:48 
    Inverse Trigonometric Functions 9:49 
   Vectors 10:44 
    Vectors 10:45 
   Scalars 12:10 
    Scalars 12:11 
   Breaking a Vector into Components 13:17 
    Breaking a Vector into Components 13:18 
   Length of a Vector 13:58 
    Length of a Vector 13:59 
    Relationship Between Length, Angle, and Coordinates 14:45 
  One Dimensional Kinematics 26:02
   Intro 0:00 
   Position 0:06 
    Definition and Example of Position 0:07 
   Distance 1:11 
    Definition and Example of Distance 1:12 
   Displacement 1:34 
    Definition and Example of Displacement 1:35 
   Comparison 2:45 
    Distance vs. Displacement 2:46 
   Notation 2:54 
    Notation for Location, Distance, and Displacement 2:55 
   Speed 3:32 
    Definition and Formula for Speed 3:33 
    Example: Speed 3:51 
   Velocity 4:23 
    Definition and Formula for Velocity 4:24 
   ∆ - Greek: 'Delta' 5:01 
    ∆ or 'Change In' 5:02 
   Acceleration 6:02 
    Definition and Formula for Acceleration 6:03 
    Example: Acceleration 6:38 
   Gravity 7:31 
    Gravity 7:32 
   Formulas 8:44 
    Kinematics Formula 1 8:45 
    Kinematics Formula 2 9:32 
    Definitional Formulas 14:00 
   Example 1: Speed of a Rock Being Thrown 14:12 
   Example 2: How Long Does It Take for the Rock to Hit the Ground? 15:37 
   Example 3: Acceleration of a Biker 21:09 
   Example 4: Velocity and Displacement of a UFO 22:43 
  Multi-Dimensional Kinematics 29:59
   Intro 0:00 
   What's Different About Multiple Dimensions? 0:07 
    Scalars and Vectors 0:08 
   A Note on Vectors 2:12 
    Indicating Vectors 2:13 
   Position 3:03 
    Position 3:04 
   Distance and Displacement 3:35 
    Distance and Displacement: Definitions 3:36 
    Distance and Displacement: Example 4:39 
   Speed and Velocity 8:57 
    Speed and Velocity: Definition & Formulas 8:58 
    Speed and Velocity: Example 10:06 
   Speed from Velocity 12:01 
    Speed from Velocity 12:02 
   Acceleration 14:09 
    Acceleration 14:10 
   Gravity 14:26 
    Gravity 14:27 
   Formulas 15:11 
    Formulas with Vectors 15:12 
   Example 1: Average Acceleration 16:57 
   Example 2A: Initial Velocity 19:14 
   Example 2B: How Long Does It Take for the Ball to Hit the Ground? 21:35 
   Example 2C: Displacement 26:46 
  Frames of Reference 18:36
   Intro 0:00 
   Fundamental Example 0:25 
    Fundamental Example Part 1 0:26 
    Fundamental Example Part 2 1:20 
   General Case 2:36 
    Particle P and Two Observers A and B 2:37 
    Speed of P from A's Frame of Reference 3:05 
   What About Acceleration? 3:22 
    Acceleration Shows the Change in Velocity 3:23 
    Acceleration when Velocity is Constant 3:48 
   Multi-Dimensional Case 4:35 
    Multi-Dimensional Case 4:36 
   Some Notes 5:04 
    Choosing the Frame of Reference 5:05 
   Example 1: What Velocity does the Ball have from the Frame of Reference of a Stationary Observer? 7:27 
   Example 2: Velocity, Speed, and Displacement 9:26 
   Example 3: Speed and Acceleration in the Reference Frame 12:44 
  Uniform Circular Motion 16:34
   Intro 0:00 
   Centripetal Acceleration 1:21 
    Centripetal Acceleration of a Rock Being Twirled Around on a String 1:22 
    Looking Closer: Instantaneous Velocity and Tangential Velocity 2:35 
    Magnitude of Acceleration 3:55 
    Centripetal Acceleration Formula 5:14 
   You Say You Want a Revolution 6:11 
    What is a Revolution? 6:12 
    How Long Does it Take to Complete One Revolution Around the Circle? 6:51 
   Example 1: Centripetal Acceleration of a Rock 7:40 
   Example 2: Magnitude of a Car's Acceleration While Turning 9:20 
   Example 3: Speed of a Point on the Edge of a US Quarter 13:10 

II. Force

  Newton's 1st Law 12:37
   Intro 0:00 
   Newton's First Law/ Law of Inertia 2:45 
    A Body's Velocity Remains Constant Unless Acted Upon by a Force 2:46 
   Mass & Inertia 4:07 
    Mass & Inertia 4:08 
   Mass & Volume 5:49 
    Mass & Volume 5:50 
   Mass & Weight 7:08 
    Mass & Weight 7:09 
   Example 1: The Speed of a Rocket 8:47 
   Example 2: Which of the Following Has More Inertia? 10:06 
   Example 3: Change in Inertia 11:51 
  Newton's 2nd Law: Introduction 27:05
   Intro 0:00 
   Net Force 1:42 
    Consider a Block That is Pushed On Equally From Both Sides 1:43 
    What if One of the Forces was Greater Than the Other? 2:29 
    The Net Force is All the Forces Put Together 2:43 
   Newton's Second Law 3:14 
    Net Force = (Mass) x (Acceleration) 3:15 
   Units 3:48 
    The Units of Newton's Second Law 3:49 
   Free-Body Diagram 5:34 
    Free-Body Diagram 5:35 
   Special Forces: Gravity (Weight) 8:05 
    Force of Gravity 8:06 
   Special Forces: Normal Force 9:22 
    Normal Force 9:23 
   Special Forces: Tension 10:34 
    Tension 10:35 
   Example 1: Force and Acceleration 12:19 
   Example 2: A 5kg Block is Pushed by Five Forces 13:24 
   Example 3: A 10kg Block Resting On a Table is Tethered Over a Pulley to a Free-Hanging 2kg Block 16:30 
  Newton's 2nd Law: Multiple Dimensions 27:47
   Intro 0:00 
   Newton's 2nd Law in Multiple Dimensions 0:12 
    Newton's 2nd Law in Multiple Dimensions 0:13 
   Components 0:52 
    Components 0:53 
    Example: Force in Component Form 1:02 
   Special Forces 2:39 
    Review of Special Forces: Gravity, Normal Force, and Tension 2:40 
   Normal Forces 3:35 
    Why Do We Call It the Normal Forces? 3:36 
    Normal Forces on a Flat Horizontal and Vertical Surface 5:00 
    Normal Forces on an Incline 6:05 
   Example 1: A 5kg Block is Pushed By a Force of 3N to the North and a Force of 4N to the East 10:22 
   Example 2: A 20kg Block is On an Incline of 50° With a Rope Holding It In Place 16:08 
   Example 3: A 10kg Block is On an Incline of 20° Attached By Rope to a Free-hanging Block of 5kg 20:50 
  Newton's 2nd Law: Advanced Examples 42:05
   Intro 0:00 
   Block and Tackle Pulley System 0:30 
    A Single Pulley Lifting System 0:31 
    A Double Pulley Lifting System 1:32 
    A Quadruple Pulley Lifting System 2:59 
   Example 1: A Free-hanging, Massless String is Holding Up Three Objects of Unknown Mass 4:40 
   Example 2: An Object is Acted Upon by Three Forces 10:23 
   Example 3: A Chandelier is Suspended by a Cable From the Roof of an Elevator 17:13 
   Example 4: A 20kg Baboon Climbs a Massless Rope That is Attached to a 22kg Crate 23:46 
   Example 5: Two Blocks are Roped Together on Inclines of Different Angles 33:17 
  Newton's Third Law 16:47
   Intro 0:00 
   Newton's Third Law 0:50 
    Newton's Third Law 0:51 
   Everyday Examples 1:24 
    Hammer Hitting a Nail 1:25 
    Swimming 2:08 
    Car Driving 2:35 
    Walking 3:15 
   Note 3:57 
    Newton's Third Law Sometimes Doesn't Come Into Play When Solving Problems: Reason 1 3:58 
    Newton's Third Law Sometimes Doesn't Come Into Play When Solving Problems: Reason 2 5:36 
   Example 1: What Force Does the Moon Pull on Earth? 7:04 
   Example 2: An Astronaut in Deep Space Throwing a Wrench 8:38 
   Example 3: A Woman Sitting in a Bosun's Chair that is Hanging from a Rope that Runs Over a Frictionless Pulley 12:51 
  Friction 50:11
   Intro 0:00 
   Introduction 0:04 
    Our Intuition - Materials 0:30 
    Our Intuition - Weight 2:48 
    Our Intuition - Normal Force 3:45 
   The Normal Force and Friction 4:11 
    Two Scenarios: Same Object, Same Surface, Different Orientations 4:12 
    Friction is Not About Weight 6:36 
   Friction as an Equation 7:23 
    Summing Up Friction 7:24 
    Friction as an Equation 7:36 
   The Direction of Friction 10:33 
    The Direction of Friction 10:34 
   A Quick Example 11:16 
    Which Block Will Accelerate Faster? 11:17 
   Static vs. Kinetic 14:52 
    Static vs. Kinetic 14:53 
    Static and Kinetic Coefficient of Friction 16:31 
   How to Use Static Friction 17:40 
    How to Use Static Friction 17:41 
   Some Examples of μs and μk 19:51 
    Some Examples of μs and μk 19:52 
   A Remark on Wheels 22:19 
    A Remark on Wheels 22:20 
   Example 1: Calculating μs and μk 28:02 
   Example 2: At What Angle Does the Block Begin to Slide? 31:35 
   Example 3: A Block is Against a Wall, Sliding Down 36:30 
   Example 4: Two Blocks Sitting Atop Each Other 40:16 
  Force & Uniform Circular Motion 26:45
   Intro 0:00 
   Centripetal Force 0:46 
    Equations for Centripetal Force 0:47 
    Centripetal Force in Action 1:26 
   Where Does Centripetal Force Come From? 2:39 
    Where Does Centripetal Force Come From? 2:40 
   Centrifugal Force 4:05 
    Centrifugal Force Part 1 4:06 
    Centrifugal Force Part 2 6:16 
   Example 1: Part A - Centripetal Force On the Car 8:12 
   Example 1: Part B - Maximum Speed the Car Can Take the Turn At Without Slipping 8:56 
   Example 2: A Bucket Full of Water is Spun Around in a Vertical Circle 15:13 
   Example 3: A Rock is Spun Around in a Vertical Circle 21:36 

III. Energy

  Work 28:34
   Intro 0:00 
   Equivocation 0:05 
    Equivocation 0:06 
   Introduction to Work 0:32 
    Scenarios: 10kg Block on a Frictionless Table 0:33 
    Scenario: 2 Block of Different Masses 2:52 
   Work 4:12 
    Work and Force 4:13 
    Paralleled vs. Perpendicular 4:46 
    Work: A Formal Definition 7:33 
   An Alternate Formula 9:00 
    An Alternate Formula 9:01 
   Units 10:40 
    Unit for Work: Joule (J) 10:41 
   Example 1: Calculating Work of Force 11:32 
   Example 2: Work and the Force of Gravity 12:48 
   Example 3: A Moving Box & Force Pushing in the Opposite Direction 15:11 
   Example 4: Work and Forces with Directions 18:06 
   Example 5: Work and the Force of Gravity 23:16 
  Energy: Kinetic 39:07
   Intro 0:00 
   Types of Energy 0:04 
    Types of Energy 0:05 
   Conservation of Energy 1:12 
    Conservation of Energy 1:13 
   What is Energy? 4:23 
    Energy 4:24 
   What is Work? 5:01 
    Work 5:02 
   Circular Definition, Much? 5:46 
    Circular Definition, Much? 5:47 
   Derivation of Kinetic Energy (Simplified) 7:44 
    Simplified Picture of Work 7:45 
    Consider the Following Three Formulas 8:42 
   Kinetic Energy Formula 11:01 
    Kinetic Energy Formula 11:02 
   Units 11:54 
    Units for Kinetic Energy 11:55 
   Conservation of Energy 13:24 
    Energy Cannot be Made or Destroyed, Only Transferred 13:25 
   Friction 15:02 
    How Does Friction Work? 15:03 
   Example 1: Velocity of a Block 15:59 
   Example 2: Energy Released During a Collision 18:28 
   Example 3: Speed of a Block 22:22 
   Example 4: Speed and Position of a Block 26:22 
  Energy: Gravitational Potential 28:10
   Intro 0:00 
   Why Is It Called Potential Energy? 0:21 
    Why Is It Called Potential Energy? 0:22 
   Introduction to Gravitational Potential Energy 1:20 
    Consider an Object Dropped from Ever-Increasing heights 1:21 
   Gravitational Potential Energy 2:02 
    Gravitational Potential Energy: Derivation 2:03 
    Gravitational Potential Energy: Formulas 2:52 
    Gravitational Potential Energy: Notes 3:48 
   Conservation of Energy 5:50 
    Conservation of Energy and Formula 5:51 
   Example 1: Speed of a Falling Rock 6:31 
   Example 2: Energy Lost to Air Drag 10:58 
   Example 3: Distance of a Sliding Block 15:51 
   Example 4: Swinging Acrobat 21:32 
  Energy: Elastic Potential 44:16
   Intro 0:00 
   Introduction to Elastic Potential 0:12 
    Elastic Object 0:13 
    Spring Example 1:11 
   Hooke's Law 3:27 
    Hooke's Law 3:28 
    Example of Hooke's Law 5:14 
   Elastic Potential Energy Formula 8:27 
    Elastic Potential Energy Formula 8:28 
   Conservation of Energy 10:17 
    Conservation of Energy 10:18 
   You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet 12:12 
    You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet 12:13 
   Example 1: Spring-Launcher 13:10 
   Example 2: Compressed Spring 18:34 
   Example 3: A Block Dangling From a Massless Spring 24:33 
   Example 4: Finding the Spring Constant 36:13 
  Power & Simple Machines 28:54
   Intro 0:00 
   Introduction to Power & Simple Machines 0:06 
    What's the Difference Between a Go-Kart, a Family Van, and a Racecar? 0:07 
    Consider the Idea of Climbing a Flight of Stairs 1:13 
   Power 2:35 
    P= W / t 2:36 
   Alternate Formulas 2:59 
    Alternate Formulas 3:00 
   Units 4:24 
    Units for Power: Watt, Horsepower, and Kilowatt-hour 4:25 
   Block and Tackle, Redux 5:29 
    Block and Tackle Systems 5:30 
   Machines in General 9:44 
    Levers 9:45 
    Ramps 10:51 
   Example 1: Power of Force 12:22 
   Example 2: Power &Lifting a Watermelon 14:21 
   Example 3: Work and Instantaneous Power 16:05 
   Example 4: Power and Acceleration of a Race car 25:56 

IV. Momentum

  Center of Mass 36:55
   Intro 0:00 
   Introduction to Center of Mass 0:04 
    Consider a Ball Tossed in the Air 0:05 
   Center of Mass 1:27 
    Definition of Center of Mass 1:28 
    Example of center of Mass 2:13 
    Center of Mass: Derivation 4:21 
    Center of Mass: Formula 6:44 
    Center of Mass: Formula, Multiple Dimensions 8:15 
    Center of Mass: Symmetry 9:07 
    Center of Mass: Non-Homogeneous 11:00 
   Center of Gravity 12:09 
    Center of Mass vs. Center of Gravity 12:10 
   Newton's Second Law and the Center of Mass 14:35 
    Newton's Second Law and the Center of Mass 14:36 
   Example 1: Finding The Center of Mass 16:29 
   Example 2: Finding The Center of Mass 18:55 
   Example 3: Finding The Center of Mass 21:46 
   Example 4: A Boy and His Mail 28:31 
  Linear Momentum 22:50
   Intro 0:00 
   Introduction to Linear Momentum 0:04 
    Linear Momentum Overview 0:05 
    Consider the Scenarios 0:45 
   Linear Momentum 1:45 
    Definition of Linear Momentum 1:46 
   Impulse 3:10 
    Impulse 3:11 
   Relationship Between Impulse & Momentum 4:27 
    Relationship Between Impulse & Momentum 4:28 
   Why is It Linear Momentum? 6:55 
    Why is It Linear Momentum? 6:56 
   Example 1: Momentum of a Skateboard 8:25 
   Example 2: Impulse and Final Velocity 8:57 
   Example 3: Change in Linear Momentum and magnitude of the Impulse 13:53 
   Example 4: A Ball of Putty 17:07 
  Collisions & Linear Momentum 40:55
   Intro 0:00 
   Investigating Collisions 0:45 
    Momentum 0:46 
    Center of Mass 1:26 
   Derivation 1:56 
    Extending Idea of Momentum to a System 1:57 
    Impulse 5:10 
   Conservation of Linear Momentum 6:14 
    Conservation of Linear Momentum 6:15 
   Conservation and External Forces 7:56 
    Conservation and External Forces 7:57 
   Momentum Vs. Energy 9:52 
    Momentum Vs. Energy 9:53 
   Types of Collisions 12:33 
    Elastic 12:34 
    Inelastic 12:54 
    Completely Inelastic 13:24 
    Everyday Collisions and Atomic Collisions 13:42 
   Example 1: Impact of Two Cars 14:07 
   Example 2: Billiard Balls 16:59 
   Example 3: Elastic Collision 23:52 
   Example 4: Bullet's Velocity 33:35 

V. Gravity

  Gravity & Orbits 34:53
   Intro 0:00 
   Law of Universal Gravitation 1:39 
    Law of Universal Gravitation 1:40 
    Force of Gravity Equation 2:14 
   Gravitational Field 5:38 
    Gravitational Field Overview 5:39 
    Gravitational Field Equation 6:32 
   Orbits 9:25 
    Orbits 9:26 
   The 'Falling' Moon 12:58 
    The 'Falling' Moon 12:59 
   Example 1: Force of Gravity 17:05 
   Example 2: Gravitational Field on the Surface of Earth 20:35 
   Example 3: Orbits 23:15 
   Example 4: Neutron Star 28:38 

VI. Waves

  Intro to Waves 35:35
   Intro 0:00 
   Pulse 1:00 
    Introduction to Pulse 1:01 
   Wave 1:59 
    Wave Overview 2:00 
   Wave Types 3:16 
    Mechanical Waves 3:17 
    Electromagnetic Waves 4:01 
    Matter or Quantum Mechanical Waves 4:43 
    Transverse Waves 5:12 
    Longitudinal Waves 6:24 
   Wave Characteristics 7:24 
    Amplitude and Wavelength 7:25 
    Wave Speed (v) 10:13 
    Period (T) 11:02 
    Frequency (f) 12:33 
    v = λf 14:51 
   Wave Equation 16:15 
    Wave Equation 16:16 
    Angular Wave Number 17:34 
    Angular Frequency 19:36 
   Example 1: CPU Frequency 24:35 
   Example 2: Speed of Light, Wavelength, and Frequency 26:11 
   Example 3: Spacing of Grooves 28:35 
   Example 4: Wave Diagram 31:21 
  Waves, Cont. 52:57
   Intro 0:00 
   Superposition 0:38 
    Superposition 0:39 
   Interference 1:31 
    Interference 1:32 
    Visual Example: Two Positive Pulses 2:33 
    Visual Example: Wave 4:02 
    Phase of Cycle 6:25 
   Phase Shift 7:31 
    Phase Shift 7:32 
   Standing Waves 9:59 
    Introduction to Standing Waves 10:00 
    Visual Examples: Standing Waves, Node, and Antinode 11:27 
    Standing Waves and Wavelengths 15:37 
    Standing Waves and Resonant Frequency 19:18 
   Doppler Effect 20:36 
    When Emitter and Receiver are Still 20:37 
    When Emitter is Moving Towards You 22:31 
    When Emitter is Moving Away 24:12 
    Doppler Effect: Formula 25:58 
   Example 1: Superposed Waves 30:00 
   Example 2: Superposed and Fully Destructive Interference 35:57 
   Example 3: Standing Waves on a String 40:45 
   Example 4: Police Siren 43:26 
   Example Sounds: 800 Hz, 906.7 Hz, 715.8 Hz, and Slide 906.7 to 715.8 Hz 48:49 
  Sound 36:24
   Intro 0:00 
   Speed of Sound 1:26 
    Speed of Sound 1:27 
   Pitch 2:44 
    High Pitch & Low Pitch 2:45 
    Normal Hearing 3:45 
    Infrasonic and Ultrasonic 4:02 
   Intensity 4:54 
    Intensity: I = P/A 4:55 
    Intensity of Sound as an Outwardly Radiating Sphere 6:32 
   Decibels 9:09 
    Human Threshold for Hearing 9:10 
    Decibel (dB) 10:28 
    Sound Level β 11:53 
   Loudness Examples 13:44 
    Loudness Examples 13:45 
   Beats 15:41 
    Beats & Frequency 15:42 
    Audio Examples of Beats 17:04 
   Sonic Boom 20:21 
    Sonic Boom 20:22 
   Example 1: Firework 23:14 
   Example 2: Intensity and Decibels 24:48 
   Example 3: Decibels 28:24 
   Example 4: Frequency of a Violin 34:48 
  Light 19:38
   Intro 0:00 
   The Speed of Light 0:31 
    Speed of Light in a Vacuum 0:32 
    Unique Properties of Light 1:20 
   Lightspeed! 3:24 
    Lightyear 3:25 
   Medium 4:34 
    Light & Medium 4:35 
   Electromagnetic Spectrum 5:49 
    Electromagnetic Spectrum Overview 5:50 
   Electromagnetic Wave Classifications 7:05 
    Long Radio Waves & Radio Waves 7:06 
    Microwave 8:30 
    Infrared and Visible Spectrum 9:02 
    Ultraviolet, X-rays, and Gamma Rays 9:33 
   So Much Left to Explore 11:07 
    So Much Left to Explore 11:08 
   Example 1: How Much Distance is in a Light-year? 13:16 
   Example 2: Electromagnetic Wave 16:50 
   Example 3: Radio Station & Wavelength 17:55 

VII. Thermodynamics

  Fluids 42:52
   Intro 0:00 
   Fluid? 0:48 
    What Does It Mean to be a Fluid? 0:49 
   Density 1:46 
    What is Density? 1:47 
    Formula for Density: ρ = m/V 2:25 
   Pressure 3:40 
    Consider Two Equal Height Cylinders of Water with Different Areas 3:41 
    Definition and Formula for Pressure: p = F/A 5:20 
   Pressure at Depth 7:02 
    Pressure at Depth Overview 7:03 
    Free Body Diagram for Pressure in a Container of Fluid 8:31 
    Equations for Pressure at Depth 10:29 
   Absolute Pressure vs. Gauge Pressure 12:31 
    Absolute Pressure vs. Gauge Pressure 12:32 
    Why Does Gauge Pressure Matter? 13:51 
   Depth, Not Shape or Direction 15:22 
    Depth, Not Shape or Direction 15:23 
   Depth = Height 18:27 
    Depth = Height 18:28 
   Buoyancy 19:44 
    Buoyancy and the Buoyant Force 19:45 
   Archimedes' Principle 21:09 
    Archimedes' Principle 21:10 
   Wait! What About Pressure? 22:30 
    Wait! What About Pressure? 22:31 
   Example 1: Rock & Fluid 23:47 
   Example 2: Pressure of Water at the Top of the Reservoir 28:01 
   Example 3: Wood & Fluid 31:47 
   Example 4: Force of Air Inside a Cylinder 36:20 
  Intro to Temperature & Heat 34:06
   Intro 0:00 
   Absolute Zero 1:50 
    Absolute Zero 1:51 
   Kelvin 2:25 
    Kelvin 2:26 
   Heat vs. Temperature 4:21 
    Heat vs. Temperature 4:22 
   Heating Water 5:32 
    Heating Water 5:33 
   Specific Heat 7:44 
    Specific Heat: Q = cm(∆T) 7:45 
   Heat Transfer 9:20 
    Conduction 9:24 
    Convection 10:26 
    Radiation 11:35 
   Example 1: Converting Temperature 13:21 
   Example 2: Calories 14:54 
   Example 3: Thermal Energy 19:00 
   Example 4: Temperature When Mixture Comes to Equilibrium Part 1 20:45 
   Example 4: Temperature When Mixture Comes to Equilibrium Part 2 24:55 
  Change Due to Heat 44:03
   Intro 0:00 
   Linear Expansion 1:06 
    Linear Expansion: ∆L = Lα(∆T) 1:07 
   Volume Expansion 2:34 
    Volume Expansion: ∆V = Vβ(∆T) 2:35 
   Gas Expansion 3:40 
    Gas Expansion 3:41 
   The Mole 5:43 
    Conceptual Example 5:44 
    The Mole and Avogadro's Number 7:30 
   Ideal Gas Law 9:22 
    Ideal Gas Law: pV = nRT 9:23 
    p = Pressure of the Gas 10:07 
    V = Volume of the Gas 10:34 
    n = Number of Moles of Gas 10:44 
    R = Gas Constant 10:58 
    T = Temperature 11:58 
   A Note On Water 12:21 
    A Note On Water 12:22 
   Change of Phase 15:55 
    Change of Phase 15:56 
    Change of Phase and Pressure 17:31 
    Phase Diagram 18:41 
   Heat of Transformation 20:38 
    Heat of Transformation: Q = Lm 20:39 
   Example 1: Linear Expansion 22:38 
   Example 2: Explore Why β = 3α 24:40 
   Example 3: Ideal Gas Law 31:38 
   Example 4: Heat of Transformation 38:03 
  Thermodynamics 27:30
   Intro 0:00 
   First Law of Thermodynamics 1:11 
    First Law of Thermodynamics 1:12 
   Engines 2:25 
    Conceptual Example: Consider a Piston 2:26 
   Second Law of Thermodynamics 4:17 
    Second Law of Thermodynamics 4:18 
   Entropy 6:09 
    Definition of Entropy 6:10 
    Conceptual Example of Entropy: Stick of Dynamite 7:00 
   Order to Disorder 8:22 
    Order and Disorder in a System 8:23 
   The Poets Got It Right 10:20 
    The Poets Got It Right 10:21 
   Engines in General 11:21 
    Engines in General 11:22 
   Efficiency 12:06 
    Measuring the Efficiency of a System 12:07 
   Carnot Engine ( A Limit to Efficiency) 13:20 
    Carnot Engine & Maximum Possible Efficiency 13:21 
   Example 1: Internal Energy 15:15 
   Example 2: Efficiency 16:13 
   Example 3: Second Law of Thermodynamics 17:05 
   Example 4: Maximum Efficiency 20:10 

VIII. Electricity

  Electric Force & Charge 41:35
   Intro 0:00 
   Charge 1:04 
    Overview of Charge 1:05 
    Positive and Negative Charges 1:19 
   A Simple Model of the Atom 2:47 
    Protons, Electrons, and Neutrons 2:48 
   Conservation of Charge 4:47 
    Conservation of Charge 4:48 
   Elementary Charge 5:41 
    Elementary Charge and the Unit Coulomb 5:42 
   Coulomb's Law 8:29 
    Coulomb's Law & the Electrostatic Force 8:30 
    Coulomb's Law Breakdown 9:30 
   Conductors and Insulators 11:11 
    Conductors 11:12 
    Insulators 12:31 
   Conduction 15:08 
    Conduction 15:09 
    Conceptual Examples 15:58 
   Induction 17:02 
    Induction Overview 17:01 
    Conceptual Examples 18:18 
   Example 1: Electroscope 20:08 
   Example 2: Positive, Negative, and Net Charge of Iron 22:15 
   Example 3: Charge and Mass 27:52 
   Example 4: Two Metal Spheres 31:58 
  Electric Fields & Potential 34:44
   Intro 0:00 
   Electric Fields 0:53 
    Electric Fields Overview 0:54 
    Size of q2 (Second Charge) 1:34 
    Size of q1 (First Charge) 1:53 
    Electric Field Strength: Newtons Per Coulomb 2:55 
   Electric Field Lines 4:19 
    Electric Field Lines 4:20 
    Conceptual Example 1 5:17 
    Conceptual Example 2 6:20 
    Conceptual Example 3 6:59 
    Conceptual Example 4 7:28 
   Faraday Cage 8:47 
    Introduction to Faraday Cage 8:48 
    Why Does It Work? 9:33 
   Electric Potential Energy 11:40 
    Electric Potential Energy 11:41 
   Electric Potential 13:44 
    Electric Potential 13:45 
    Difference Between Two States 14:29 
    Electric Potential is Measured in Volts 15:12 
   Ground Voltage 16:09 
    Potential Differences and Reference Voltage 16:10 
    Ground Voltage 17:20 
   Electron-volt 19:17 
    Electron-volt 19:18 
   Equipotential Surfaces 20:29 
    Equipotential Surfaces 20:30 
   Equipotential Lines 21:21 
    Equipotential Lines 21:22 
   Example 1: Electric Field 22:40 
   Example 2: Change in Energy 24:25 
   Example 3: Constant Electrical Field 27:06 
   Example 4: Electrical Field and Change in Voltage 29:06 
   Example 5: Voltage and Energy 32:14 
  Electric Current 29:12
   Intro 0:00 
   Electric Current 0:31 
    Electric Current 0:32 
    Amperes 1:27 
   Moving Charge 1:52 
    Conceptual Example: Electric Field and a Conductor 1:53 
    Voltage 3:26 
   Resistance 5:05 
    Given Some Voltage, How Much Current Will Flow? 5:06 
    Resistance: Definition and Formula 5:40 
   Resistivity 7:31 
    Resistivity 7:32 
    Resistance for a Uniform Object 9:31 
   Energy and Power 9:55 
    How Much Energy Does It take to Move These Charges Around? 9:56 
    What Do We Call Energy Per Unit Time? 11:08 
    Formulas to Express Electrical Power 11:53 
   Voltage Source 13:38 
    Introduction to Voltage Source 13:39 
    Obtaining a Voltage Source: Generator 15:15 
    Obtaining a Voltage Source: Battery 16:19 
   Speed of Electricity 17:17 
    Speed of Electricity 17:18 
   Example 1: Electric Current & Moving Charge 19:40 
   Example 2: Electric Current & Resistance 20:31 
   Example 3: Resistivity & Resistance 21:56 
   Example 4: Light Bulb 25:16 
  Electric Circuits 52:02
   Intro 0:00 
   Electric Circuits 0:51 
    Current, Voltage, and Circuit 0:52 
   Resistor 5:05 
    Definition of Resistor 5:06 
    Conceptual Example: Lamps 6:18 
    Other Fundamental Components 7:04 
   Circuit Diagrams 7:23 
    Introduction to Circuit Diagrams 7:24 
    Wire 7:42 
    Resistor 8:20 
    Battery 8:45 
    Power Supply 9:41 
    Switch 10:02 
    Wires: Bypass and Connect 10:53 
    A Special Not in General 12:04 
    Example: Simple vs. Complex Circuit Diagram 12:45 
   Kirchoff's Circuit Laws 15:32 
    Kirchoff's Circuit Law 1: Current Law 15:33 
    Kirchoff's Circuit Law 1: Visual Example 16:57 
    Kirchoff's Circuit Law 2: Voltage Law 17:16 
    Kirchoff's Circuit Law 2: Visual Example 19:23 
   Resistors in Series 21:48 
    Resistors in Series 21:49 
   Resistors in Parallel 23:33 
    Resistors in Parallel 23:34 
   Voltmeter and Ammeter 28:35 
    Voltmeter 28:36 
    Ammeter 30:05 
   Direct Current vs. Alternating Current 31:24 
    Direct Current vs. Alternating Current 31:25 
    Visual Example: Voltage Graphs 33:29 
   Example 1: What Voltage is Read by the Voltmeter in This Diagram? 33:57 
   Example 2: What Current Flows Through the Ammeter When the Switch is Open? 37:42 
   Example 3: How Much Power is Dissipated by the Highlighted Resistor When the Switch is Open? When Closed? 41:22 
   Example 4: Design a Hallway Light Switch 45:14 

IX. Magnetism

  Magnetism 25:47
   Intro 0:00 
   Magnet 1:27 
    Magnet Has Two Poles 1:28 
    Magnetic Field 1:47 
   Always a Dipole, Never a Monopole 2:22 
    Always a Dipole, Never a Monopole 2:23 
   Magnetic Fields and Moving Charge 4:01 
    Magnetic Fields and Moving Charge 4:02 
   Magnets on an Atomic Level 4:45 
    Magnets on an Atomic Level 4:46 
    Evenly Distributed Motions 5:45 
    Unevenly Distributed Motions 6:22 
   Current and Magnetic Fields 9:42 
    Current Flow and Magnetic Field 9:43 
    Electromagnet 11:35 
   Electric Motor 13:11 
    Electric Motor 13:12 
   Generator 15:38 
    A Changing Magnetic Field Induces a Current 15:39 
   Example 1: What Kind of Magnetic Pole must the Earth's Geographic North Pole Be? 19:34 
   Example 2: Magnetic Field and Generator/Electric Motor 20:56 
   Example 3: Destroying the Magnetic Properties of a Permanent Magnet 23:08 

Duration: 22 hours, 46 minutes

Number of Lessons: 34

This online class is perfect for high school students but also appropriate for college students taking algebra-based physics. This course will leave you with a solid foundation of how things work and also prepare you for calculus based physics.

Additional Features:

  • Free Sample Lessons
  • Closed Captioning (CC)
  • Downloadable Lecture Slides
  • Study Guides
  • Instructor Comments

Topics Include:

  • Math Review
  • Kinematics
  • Newton’s Laws
  • Energy & Work
  • Linear Momentum
  • Waves & Light
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electric Force & Charge
  • Magnetism

Professor Selhorst-Jones has been teaching over 10+ years and double-majored in Mathematics and Theater at Pomona College, as well as received an M.F.A. in Acting from Harvard University.

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