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Learn about the basic principles that govern the physical world around us. Solid understanding of algebra and a basic understanding of trigonometry necessary.

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One-dimensional motion

In this tutorial we begin to explore ideas of velocity and acceleration. We do exciting things like throw things off cliffs (far safer on paper than in real life) and see how...

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Two-dimensional motion

You understand velocity and acceleration well in one-dimension. Now we can explore scenarios that are even more fun. With a little bit of trigonometry (you might want to review...

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Forces and Newton's laws of motion

This is the meat of much of classical physics. We think about what a force is and how Newton changed the world's (and possibly your) view of how reality works.This course...

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Centripetal force and gravitation

Learn about centripetal acceleration and centripetal force. Also, learn about the universal law of gravitation and gravitational orbits.This course contains 3 segments:Circular...

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Work and energy

"Energy" is a word that's used a lot. Here, you'll learn about how it's one of the most useful concepts in physics. Along the way, we'll talk about work, kinetic energy, potential...

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Impacts and linear momentum

Momentum ties velocity and mass into one quantity. It might not be obvious why this is useful, but momentum has this cool property where the total amount of it never changes. This...

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Torque and angular momentum

Everything you've learned about motion, forces, energy, and momentum can be reused to analyze rotating objects. There are some differences, though. Here, you'll learn about...

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Oscillations and mechanical waves

Waves are responsible for basically every form of communication we use. Whether you're talking out loud, texting on your phone, or waving to someone in a crowd there's going to be...

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Fluids (You were viewing this course)

Atmospheric pressure is like an invisible friend who is always squeezing you with a big hug. Learn more about pressure, buoyant force, and flowing fluid so you can appreciate the...

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Thermodynamics

Heat can be useful, but it can also be annoying. Understanding heat and the flow of heat allows us to build heat sinks that prevent our computers from overheating, build better...

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Electric charge, field, and potential

Electric forces hold together the atoms and molecules in your eyes which allow you to read this sentence. Take a moment and learn about the force that holds our bodies...

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Circuits

Circuits make computers, digital cameras, and video games possible. Circuits are driving an unprecedented rate of change in how we live. In this topic you'll learn about the...

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Magnetic forces, magnetic fields, and Faraday's law

Magnetic fields are extremely useful. The magnetic field of the Earth shields us from harmful radiation from the Sun, magnetic fields allow us to diagnose medical problems using...

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Electromagnetic waves and interference

Light can seem mysterious. What is light made out of? What causes color? How do 3D movies work? Learn about some of the mysterious properties of light in these tutorials.This...

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Geometric optics

Light waves can be bent and reflected to form new and sometimes altered images. Understanding how light rays can be manipulated allows us to create better contact lenses, fiber...

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Special relativity

Think you know about time and space? Think again. Einstein basically did a pile driver on all our brains when he came up with his theory of special relativity. This course...

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Quantum Physics

Do you want to describe the microscopic world of atoms and nuclei? Well, classical physics isn't going to cut it. You'll need quantum physics to explain things like atomic energy...

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Discoveries and projects

Rediscover the most important Scientific observations in a historical progressionThis course contains 11 segments:Discovery of magnetismThe discovery of magnetism. What can we do...

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Review for AP Physics 1 exam

Studying for the AP Physics 1 exam? Watch and practice with these materials to help you review.This course contains 2 segments:AP Physics 1 concept reviewThese videos quickly...

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Cosmology and astronomy

It's a great, big universe out there. In this section of Khan Academy, you'll learn about the brain-bending vastness of time and space. We go from plate tectonics here on Earth to...

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From Khan Academy
Hours 33
Language English
Subjects Science
Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Basic Paraprofessional $40k

Basic Literacy Tutor $43k

Adult Basic Skills / GED Teacher $47k

Zumba Basic 1 $47k

Basic Ed/Student Success Instructor $50k

Adjunct Instructor - Principles of Import and Exporting $63k

Basic Education $67k

Chair - Accounting Principles Committee $76k

Visual Basic Architect $84k