PHYSICS –Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  27/08/2013
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 Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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