Intro to Physics

Online Course

Intro to Physics

What is the course about?

Intro to Physics
The course Intro to Physics is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Beginner. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Study physics abroad in Europe — virtually! Learn the basics of physics on location in Italy, the Netherlands and the UK, by answering some of the discipline’s major questions from over the last 2000 years.

Course description
  • Intro to Physics
  • 2 months
  • Landmarks in Physics
  • How can we measure the circumference of the Earth?
  • How do objects move?
  • What causes motion?
  • How can we use motion?
  • How can we determine our longitude at sea?
  • What is electricity?
  • What is left to discover?
  • Basics of geometry and trigonometry.
  • Data analysis and kinematics.
  • Forces, acceleration, and Newton’s Laws.
  • Work, energy, and simple machines.
  • Simple harmonic motion.
  • Charge and electric fields.
  • Modern physics and open questions.
  • This course is suitable for anyone; a basic understanding of algebra is suggested.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • This unique class gives you the chance to see the sites where physics history was made and learn some of the subject’s most captivating concepts.

Prerequisites & Facts

Intro to Physics

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Intro to Physics

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Computer Science, Programming