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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Outlines

    • College Physics 2017 Complete Outlines [5]
  • 2

    Chapter 1 - Units and Vectors

    • 1.1 Units (2:03)
    • 1.2 Vectors (21:53)
  • 3

    Chapter 2 – Motion in One Dimension

    • 2.1 Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration (8:28)
    • 2.2 Introduction to Kinematics Calculations (11:33)
    • 2.3 Kinematics Calculations for Freely Falling Objects (7:30)
    • 2.4 Diagrams of Position vs Time (4:57)
    • 2.5 Diagrams of Velocity vs Time (7:19)
  • 4

    Chapter 3 – Motion in Two Dimensions

    • 3.1 Relative Motion (6:09)
    • 3.2 Projectile Motion in One and Two Dimensions (19:05)
    • 3.3 Projectile Motion Example #2 - Drop in height of a ball thrown by a pitcher (5:19)
    • 3.4 Projectile Motion Example #3 - Projectile Fired at a Building (6:02)
  • 5

    Chapter 4 – The Laws of Motion

    • 4.1 Introduction to Forces, Fields, and Newton's Laws of Motion (7:08)
    • 4.2 Introduction to Gravity, Normal Force, and Friction (8:38)
    • 4.3 Examples Involving a Scale on an Elevator (11:50)
    • 4.4 Examples Involving Pulling on a Horizontal Surface (9:25)
    • 4.5 Examples Involving Inclined Planes (16:59)
    • 4.6 Example Involving Tension (2:53)
    • 4.7 Examples Involving Pulleys (11:26)
  • 6

    Chapter 5 – Energy

    • 5.1 Work (18:15)
    • 5.2 Mechanical Energy (18:18)
    • 5.3 Springs (13:16)
    • 5.4 Power (6:33)
    • 5.5 Work by a Varying Force (4:04)
    • A Little Help
  • 7

    Chapter 6 – Momentum and Collisions

    • 6.1 Momentum and Impulse (10:51)
    • 6.2 Introduction to Elastic, Inelastic, and Perfectly Inelastic Collisions (3:59)
    • 6.3 Collisions Example #1 - An Inelastic Collision (5:17)
    • 6.4 Collisions Example #2 - Exploding Fragments as a Perfectly Inelastic Collision in Reverse (8:09)
    • 6.5 Collisions Example #3 - Determining the Speed of a Bullet (9:14)
  • 8

    Chapter 7 – Rotational Motion and the Law of Gravity

    • Sound Malfunction
    • 7.1 Rotational Kinematics (14:43)
    • 7.2 Centripetal Force and Acceleration (7:16)
    • 7.3 Examples Involving Centripetal Force and Acceleration (12:42)
    • 7.4 Gravity and Centripetal Force and Acceleration (12:23)
    • 7.5 Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion (8:37)
  • 9

    Chapter 8 – Rotational Equilibrium and Rotational Dynamics

    • 8.1 Introduction to Torque and Rotational Inertia (9:34)
    • 8.2 Torque for a Door on a Hinge (3:06)
    • 8.3 Torque Problems for Systems in Equilibrium Example #1 (4:54)
    • 8.4 Torque Problems for Systems in Equilibrium Example #2 (11:11)
    • 8.5 Torque Problems for Systems in Equilibrium Example #3 (8:12)
    • 8.6 Angular Momentum and Rotational Kinetic Energy (9:08)
  • 10

    Chapter 9 Solids and Fluids

    • 9.1 Elasticity of Solids (21:08)
    • 9.2 Density and Pressure (12:52)
    • 9.3 Manometers and Barometers (9:06)
    • 9.4 Buoyancy and Archimedes' Principle (21:46)
    • 9.5 The Hydraulic Jack (8:30)
    • 9.6 Hydrodynamics--Laminar Flow and The Equation of Continuity (7:51)
    • 9.7 Hydrodynamics--Bernoulli's Equation (12:12)
  • 11

    Chapter 10 - Gases

    • 10.1 Pressure and Gas Laws (13:05)
    • 10.2 The Combined Gas Law and Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures (6:26)
    • 10.3 The Kinetic Model of Gases and the Perfect Gas Law (16:19)
    • 10.4 Maxwell Distribution of Speeds (5:12)
  • 12

    Chapters 11/12 - Thermodynamics

    • 1 Introduction to the First Law of Thermodynamics (12:05)
    • 2 Heat Capacities (11:27)
    • 3 Internal Energy, Enthalpy, and Cp-Cv (9:31)
    • 4 Expansion Work (8:45)
    • 5 Calculations and Derivations Involving Internal Energy and Enthalpy (14:48)
    • 6 The 2nd and 3rd Laws of Thermodynamics and Entropy (7:03)
    • 7 Entropy Changes During Expansion and Heating (14:59)
  • 13

    Chapter 13 - Oscillatory Motion and Waves

    • 13.1 Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM), Springs, and Pendulums (16:35)
    • 13.2 The Frequency and Period of SHM (14:52)
    • 13.3 Waves (12:35)
    • 13.4 Standing Waves (11:01)
  • 14

    Chapter 14 - Sound

    • 14.1 Wave Nature and Speed of Sound (7:37)
    • 14.2 Sound Intensity and Intensity Level (6:19)
    • 14.3 The Doppler Effect (7:13)
  • 15

    Chapter 15 - Electric Forces and Fields

    • 15.1 Charge, Insulators, and Conductors (6:37)
    • 15.2 Coulomb's Law (20:03)
    • 15.3 Electric Fields (12:47)
    • 15.4 Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium (4:01)
    • 15.5 Gauss's Law and Electric Flux (13:50)
  • 16

    Chapter 16 - Electrical Energy and Capacitance

    • 16.1 Electric Potential and Potential Energy (20:59)
    • 16.2 Capacitance and Parallel Plate Capacitors (13:08)
    • 16.3 Capacitors in DC Circuits (17:13)
  • 17

    Chapter 17 - Current and Resistance

    • 17.1 Current and Ohm's Law (8:06)
    • 17.2 Resistance (15:10)
    • 17.3 Resistors in DC Circuits (21:47)
    • 17.4 Voltmeters and Ammeters (2:44)
  • 18

    Chapter 18 - Complex Direct-Current (DC) Circuits

    • 18.1 Sources of Emf (4:49)
    • 18.2 Complex Circuits and Kirchoff's Rules (20:46)
    • 18.3 RC Circuits (14:17)
  • 19

    Chapter 19 - Magnetism

    • 19.1 Introduction to Magnetic Fields (5:29)
    • 19.2 Magnetic Force on a Charge in Motion (13:17)
    • 19.3 Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Wire (7:45)
    • 19.4 Torque on a Current-Carrying Loop (8:06)
    • 19.5 Magnetic Field Due to a Current-Carrying Wire (17:22)
    • 19.6 Magnetic Field at the Center of a Current-Carrying Loop (2:35)
    • 19.7 Magnetic Field at the Center of a Solenoid (3:36)
    • 19.8 Final Thoughts on Magnetism (2:18)
    • A Little Help
  • 20

    Chapter 20 - Induced Voltages and Inductance

    • 20.1 Introduction to Faraday's Law and Lenz's Law (6:39)
    • 20.2 Application of Faraday's Law and Lenz's Law (19:53)
    • 20.3 Motional Emf (11:53)
    • 20.4 Generators, Motors, and Back Emf (9:29)
    • 20.5 Mutual Inductance and Transformers (11:42)
    • 20.6 Self-Inductance (4:24)
    • 20.7 RL Circuits (14:24)
  • 21

    Chapter 21 - Alternating-Current (AC) Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves

    • 21.1 Rms Current and Voltage in AC Circuits (2:25)
    • 21.2 Maxwell's Theory of Electromagnetism (6:58)
    • 21.3 Introduction to Electromagnetic Radiation (13:32)
    • 21.4 Energy, Power, and Intensity of Electromagnetic Waves (4:04)
    • 21.5 The Doppler Effect (5:06)
    • 21.6 The Polarization of Light (6:26)
  • 22

    Chapter 22 - Reflection and Refraction of Light

    • 22.1 Plane Mirrors and the Law of Reflection (2:27)
    • 22.2 Indexes of Refraction (3:20)
    • 22.3 Snell's Law of Refraction (11:40)
    • 22.4 Total Internal Reflection (3:35)
    • Copy of 22.5 Apparent Depth
  • 23

    Chapter 23 - Mirrors and Lenses

    • 23.1 Introduction to Spherical Mirrors and Thin Lenses
    • 23.2 Concave (Converging) Mirrors
    • 23.3 Convex (Diverging) Mirrors
    • 23.4 Diverging Lenses
    • 23.5 Converging Lenses
    • 23.6 Calculations Involving Mirrors and Thin Lenses
    • 23.7 Combinations of Lenses
    • 23.8 Vision Correction
  • 24

    Chapter 24 - Wave Optics

    • 24.1 Double-Slit Interference (21:47)
    • 24.2 Thin Film Interference (17:14)
    • 24.3 Diffraction Gratings and Single-Slit Interference (4:47)
  • 25

    Chapter 25 - Quantum Physics

    • 25.1 Blackbody Radiation (5:44)
    • 25.2 The Photoelectric Effect (10:39)
    • 25.3 The Bohr Model of the Atom and Electronic Transitions (16:20)
    • 25.4 The Compton Effect (3:38)
    • 25.5 The DeBroglie Wavelength of Matter (4:42)
    • 25.6 Wave Functions (1:38)
    • 25.7 The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle (3:30)