Introduction to Physics

We invite students to start their journey into physics with this course, where we'll explore ways of thinking used in physics and other scientific disciplines. For example, we'll solve problems using special tools like thought experiments and estimation. When we conduct experiments, we'll learn what makes a good experiment and how to document our work. When we analyze data, we'll study techniques to look for patterns and consider the data's limitations with uncertainty analysis. Finally, we'll apply algebra to the real world, breathing new life into mathematics you've learned.

12 weeks

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Schedule

Thursday
May 19 - Aug 4
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
May 19 - Aug 4
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$370 (~$31/week)
$370 (~$31/week)
ENROLL
Friday
Jun 3 - Aug 19
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 3 - Aug 19
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$370 (~$31/week)
$370 (~$31/week)
ENROLL
Wednesday
Jun 15 - Aug 31
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 15 - Aug 31
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$370 (~$31/week)
$370 (~$31/week)
ENROLL
Tuesday
Aug 16 - Nov 1
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 16 - Nov 1
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$370 (~$31/week)
$370 (~$31/week)
ENROLL
Thursday
Aug 25 - Nov 10
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 25 - Nov 10
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$370 (~$31/week)
$370 (~$31/week)
ENROLL
Friday
Sep 23 - Dec 16
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 23 - Dec 16
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$370 (~$31/week)
$370 (~$31/week)
ENROLL
Wednesday
Oct 19 - Jan 25
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Oct 19 - Jan 25
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$370 (~$31/week)
$370 (~$31/week)
ENROLL
Monday
Dec 5 - Mar 6
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Dec 5 - Mar 6
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$370 (~$31/week)
$370 (~$31/week)
ENROLL

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes May 28‐30, July 2‐4, September 3‐5, October 31, November 21‐27, and December 21‐January 3.

Who Should Take?

This course is for students seeking to enter the world of physics. This course does not assume any physics knowledge and is intended for students looking to get their first exposure to scientific thinking and processes. This course is not intended for students looking for an introduction to Newtonian mechanics. Students should have a basic competency with algebra before taking this course. We recommend having taken Introduction to Algebra A at AoPS or having the equivalent knowledge.

Lessons

Lesson 1 Designing Experiments
Lesson 2 Measurement
Lesson 3 Communication in Physics
Lesson 4 Uncertainty
Lesson 5 Working with Equations
Lesson 6 Building and Using Models
Lesson 7 Problem Solving
Lesson 8 Estimation
Lesson 9 Working with Graphs
Lesson 10 Analyzing Nonlinear Data
Lesson 11 Thought Experiments
Lesson 12 Conservation Laws

Introduction to Algebra A is an amazing class. AoPS has made me truly love mathematics. It covers the course material at a pace that allows you to learn a ton and not be bored by reciting stuff over and over. The explanations are clear and the problems are challenging and fun. I like it so much, I'm already signed up for Introduction to Algebra B.

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