Physics Chapters

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This is the study of kinematics. We derive the equations of motion from first principles, then apply them to the description of motion of everyday objects in both one and…

The causes of motion are studied in the field of mechanics. Newton's three laws of motion are investigated, then applied to systems of forces in multiple dimensions, including friction and…

The concepts of energy, work done and power are considered in this chapter. We also look at the inter-relation between all three of them and derive the expression for the…

The conservation of linear momentum in introduced, along with the topics of center of mass and center of gravity. The equations of rocket motion are derived as an example of…

Systems of particles and rigid body rotation are considered with units of angular measurements. The equations of rotational motion are introduced and applied to the concepts of torque and angular…

The equations of motion along with the mechanics of particles are applied to fluids. The definitions of pressure and density are explained and applied to principles such as Pascal, Archimedes…

The propagation of energy through wave motion is analyzed. Concepts such as wave interference, oscillations, seismology, Earthquakes, sound and the Doppler Effect are investigated.

Definitions of heat and temperature are introduced. Heat transfer through conduction, convection and radiation are studied, along with the ideas of specific heat as it applies to the laws of…

Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation is explained and the acceleration due to Earth's gravity "g" is calculated. The concept of gravitational potential energy is examined, then applied to the calculation…