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Mechanics, Part 2

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6 weeks
169 USD
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6 weeks
169 USD
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Course description

Mechanics, Part 2

Learn the physics of how things move with this calculus-based course in Mechanics! PHYS101x serves as an introduction to mechanics following a standard first semester university physics course. This course teaches fundamental concepts and mathematical problem solving required for all STEM fields. It serves learners as valuable preparation for the equivalent on-campus course, or as supplementary material.

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  • Self-paced Online
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?


Secondary school (high school) algebra and trigonometry. Calculus is needed but can be learned concurrently

Training content

Part 1 covers translational motion:

  • Kinematics
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Momentum and Collisions

Part 2 continues with rotational motion.

  • Rotational Motion
  • Angular Momentum
  • Statics and Elasticity
  • Universal Gravitation

Course delivery details

This course is offered through Rice University, a partner institute of EdX.

4-6 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$169
  • Audit Track - Free

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What you'll learn

Rotational Motion, Angular Momentum, Statics and Elasticity, Gravitation, How to apply vector analysis and calculus to solve physics problems

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