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Use core principles of physics to understand matter in motion—from drones to fireflies.

Book 49 Lessons

Course description

Here we'll establish the bedrock principles of physics and use them to reveal matter in motion; from drones and rockets to skyscrapers and blinking fireflies.

By the end, you'll develop a rigorous approach to describing the natural world and you'll be ready to take on new challenges in quantum mechanics and special relativity.

Topics covered

  • Forces
  • Kinematics
  • Kinetic Energy
  • Momentum
  • Newton's Laws
  • Oscillations
  • Potential Energy
  • Projectile Motion
  • Reference Frames
  • Rocket Equation
  • Static Equilibrium
  • Work

Prerequisites and next steps

You’ll need an understanding of mathematics and fundamental physics. We recommend starting your physics journey with Physics of the Everyday.