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Physics 1: MechanicsPhysics 1: Mechanics brings together advanced problem solvers to explore key concepts in physics. Experienced instructors guide students to creatively solve problems in kinematics, forces, Newton's laws, Newtonian gravity, fluid statics and dynamics, and more. Course materials include handouts and homework sets. Instructions for optional at-home lab activities will also be provided. While "test preparation" is not the main focus, this course is approved by the College Board as an AP Physics 1 class for students in grades 9-12 and students who complete this course are well prepared for all topics on the AP Physics 1 exam. |
24 weeks |
24 weeks ARE YOU READY? DO YOU NEED THIS? SYLLABUS |
Schedule
Wednesday
Jun 21 - Dec 6 |
7:30 - 9:00 PM ET
Jun 21 - Dec 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 Click here to see more time zones |
Thomas Zhang | $670 (~$28/week) |
$670
(~$28/week)
CLOSED |
Tuesday
Aug 29 - Mar 5 |
7:30 - 9:00 PM ET
Aug 29 - Mar 5
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern 6:30 - 8:00 PM Central 5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain 4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific Click here to see more time zones |
Jon Joseph | $670 (~$28/week) |
$670
(~$28/week)
CLOSED |
Sunday
Oct 22 - Apr 21 |
7:30 - 9:00 PM ET
Oct 22 - Apr 21
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern 6:30 - 8:00 PM Central 5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain 4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific Click here to see more time zones |
Ben S. | $670 (~$28/week) |
$670
(~$28/week)
ENROLL |
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Who Should Take?
This course is intended for students who are interested in learning mechanics and Newton's laws. It covers the material on the AP Physics 1 exam, and is suitable for students interested in taking that exam. Students who have completed a typical algebra course or our Introduction to Algebra A are ready for Physics 1: Mechanics. This course does not require previous physics experience, though we recommend Introduction to Physics for students looking to build their foundation in physics thinking.
Lessons
Lesson 1 | Velocity |
Lesson 2 | Acceleration |
Lesson 3 | Projectile Motion |
Lesson 4 | Energy Conservation |
Lesson 5 | Forms of Energy |
Lesson 6 | Simple Machines |
Lesson 7 | Circular Motion |
Lesson 8 | Simple Harmonic Motion |
Lesson 9 | Rotational Kinematics |
Lesson 10 | Rotational Dynamics |
Lesson 11 | Vectors |
Lesson 12 | 2D and 3D Kinematics |
Lesson 13 | Momentum |
Lesson 14 | Collisions |
Lesson 15 | Forces via Momentum |
Lesson 16 | Forces via Energy |
Lesson 17 | Statics |
Lesson 18 | Newton's Laws of Motion |
Lesson 19 | Problem Solving with Forces |
Lesson 20 | Newton's Gravitational Law |
Lesson 21 | Torque |
Lesson 22 | Angular Momentum |
Lesson 23 | Fluid Statics |
Lesson 24 | Fluid Dynamics |