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People's Physics Book - Basic

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
Table of Contents

  • 1.

    Basic Physics SE-Units

    This chapter covers the basic units used in physics, guidelines for using units, and their importance within physics.

  • 2.

    Basic Physics SE-SHM Wave

    This chapter covers objects in harmonic motion, which are defined as objects that return to the same position after a fixed period of time. Objects in harmonic motion have the ability to transfer some of their energy over large distances.

  • 3.

    Basic Physics SE-Light Nature

    This chapter covers the nature of light, polarization, and color.

  • 4.

    Basic Physics SE-Optics

    This chapter covers reflection, refraction, mirrors and lenses, and these concepts apply to Fermat's principle.

  • 5.

    Basic Physics SE-Motion

    This chapter covers the speed and velocity of objects in space. Velocity is speed with a direction, making it a vector quantity. If an object’s velocity changes with time, the object is said to be accelerating.

  • 6.

    Basic Physics SE-Projectile Motion

    This chapter covers parabolic motion of a thrown object, known as projectile motion. Motion in one direction is unrelated to motion in other perpendicular directions.

  • 7.

    Basic Physics SE-Force

    This chapter covers the basics of force as understood through Newton's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Law of Motion.

  • 8.

    Basic Physics SE-Momentum

    This chapter covers momentum which is the product of mass and velocity. Momentum can be exchanged from one object to another through a collision.

  • 9.

    Basic Physics SE-Energy

    This chapter explains energy as a measure of the amount of or potential for movement in something. The total amount of energy in the universe is always the same.

  • 10.

    Basic Physics SE-Heat

    This chapter explains heat as a form of energy transfer. Materials do not contain heat. They contain internal energy that can be transferred (i.e. heat) from one body to another.

  • 11.

    Basic Physics SE-Circular Motion

    This chapter covers the basics of circular motion. In the absence of a net force, objects move in a straight line. Forces which cause objects to turn around continuously in a circle are known as centripetal forces.

  • 12.

    Basic Physics SE-Gravity

    This chapter covers gravity and how it relates to laws of physics governing motion, spcifically the Universal Law of Gravitation.

  • 13.

    Basic Physics SE-Electrostatics

    This chapter explores the fourth of the 5 conservation laws in physics, the conservation of charge. There are two charges, + and -, and the symmetry of the electric charge indicates that the total charge in the universe remains the same.

  • 14.

    Basic Physics SE-DC Electric Circuits

    This chapter explores electric currents through voltage and resistance as they apply to Ohm's Law, the main equation for electric circuits.

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Date Created:
Feb 23, 2012
Last Modified:
Dec 21, 2014
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