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Physics Courses

Find online classes and courses in quantum mechanics and magnetism from MIT and Rice University or learn about the universe from Australian National University.

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What is Physics?

Physics is a field of science concerned with the study of matter and energy. It is the branch of science that explores the makeup of the universe and includes mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, nuclear physics, optics, radiation, acoustics and much more.

Online Physics Courses and Programs

Get an introduction to physics with online courses from major universities and institutions worldwide. Edx offers both individual courses and advanced programs designed to help you learn about physics in an engaging and effective online learning environment complete with video tutorials, quizzes and more.

Additionally, edX offers the option to pursue verified certificates in physics courses. The certificate lists edX and the name of the university or institution offering the course and can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile. It is proof for employers and others that you have successfully completed the course. Get started in physics with one the following courses or programs.

Are you currently enrolled in AP® Physics or preparing for the AP® Physics exam? Davidson Next offers self-paced online courses that cover the most challenging concepts in parts 1 and 2 of the program taught by previous AP® Physics teachers. Take the online courses alongside your high school curriculum or use them to further your skills and prepare for the exam. The courses include interactive simulations, graphing, data analysis, experiments and much more.

Additional courses on edX offer introductions to astrophysics, plasma physics, nuclear physics, quantum physics, mechanics, an introduction to physics formulas and more. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.