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Rice University: Mechanics, Part 2

Learn the physics of how things move with this calculus-based course in Mechanics.

6 weeks
4–6 hours per week
Progress at your own speed

About this course

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Learn the physics of how things move with this calculus-based course in Mechanics! PHYS101x serves as an introduction to mechanics following a standard first semester university physics course. This course teaches fundamental concepts and mathematical problem solving required for all STEM fields. It serves learners as valuable preparation for the equivalent on-campus course, or as supplementary material.

Part 1 covers translational motion:
Newton’s Laws of Motion
Conservation of Energy
Momentum and Collisions

Part 2 continues with rotational motion.
Rotational Motion
Angular Momentum
Statics and Elasticity
Universal Gravitation

At a glance

  • Institution: RICEx
  • Subject: Physics
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    Secondary school (high school) algebra and trigonometry. Calculus is needed but can be learned concurrently.

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills: Physics, Angular (Web Framework), Calculus, Mechanics, Problem Solving, Engineering Statics

What you'll learn

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Rotational Motion, Angular Momentum, Statics and Elasticity, Gravitation, How to apply vector analysis and calculus to solve physics problems

Learner testimonials

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“Best physics course I have ever taken. Intuitive, yet rigorous coverage of all materials. Homework difficulty was just right and fills any gap in concepts.”

--PHYS102x student

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