Physics Course - 100 hour distance learning course

By: ACS Distance Education  17/06/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are ten lessons in this course as follows: Lesson 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 Lesson 2: Introduction – Scope & Nature of Physics Observing, measuring, modelling, predicting Units of measurement Converting between units Precision of measurements and identifying significant digits Lesson 3: Forces and Mechanics Physics and motion Displacement Speed and velocity Acceleration Force Force of gravity Work Power Energy Lesson 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 Lesson 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 fields Geomagnetic reversal Electromagnetism Electromagnetism and solenoids Electric motors Magnetic force Right hand rule Inductors Lenz's law Lesson 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 Lesson 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 Lesson 8: Light and Optics 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 Lesson 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 Archaeological and geological dating Radiocarbon dating Half life Power generation Radiation effects and injuries Cancer and burns caused by radiation Lesson 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 Hubble's law Cosmological principle Calculate the age of the universe using the Hubble constant What is astrophysics Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Science/PHYSICS-711.aspx

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