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.
Why Take This Course?
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.
### Lesson 1: How can we measure the circumference of the Earth?
Basics of geometry and trigonometry
### Lesson 2: How do objects move?
Data analysis and kinematics
### Lesson 3: What causes motion?
Forces, acceleration, and Newton’s Laws
### Lesson 4: How can we use motion?
Work, energy, and simple machines
### Lesson 5: How can we determine our longitude at sea?
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Outstanding beginners level course in physics. Doesn't try to teach you all of freshman physics but does manage to hit the high points while giving you a feel subject while keeping it fresh and interesting.
Amazing class, you will need only basic algebra which you can pick up from Khan Academy if you need it. Andy is a great, passionate teacher and this course will make you want to go on and learn more about how the universe works.