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Introductory Physics YouTube Videos, lectures, problems

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The website physics.gpclements.com has annotated lists of YouTube videos for both semesters of introductory physics. The lecture videos follow the order in the OpenStax Physics textbook. The level is suitable for high school and college students. There is a short (15 minutes or so) lecture for each topic and example problems that are worked out step by step. The site also lists a few calculus level physics videos. There is no charge for viewing the YouTube videos.

Material Type: Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Lecture

Author: Greg Clements

Reading Guides for OpenStax College Physics

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This resource consists of two .zip files that have reading guides for the College Physics textbook at openstax.org. Each zip file has Word documents for the standard first and second semester set of topics for a year-long freshman level college physics course. The reading guides summarize the key points, provide extra explanations, and pose questions for the student. The reading guides were written for the first edition of the textbook. Permission is granted for free use and editing of the reading guides.

Material Type: Full Course, Lecture Notes, Student Guide

Author: Greg Clements

Direct Measurement Video of a Toy Car Accelerating

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This is a short activity intended to allow students to practice kinematics using a video of a familiar object: a spring-powered toy car. Students measure displacement and elapsed time from the video and use these measurements to calculate average speed. Observing that the car has an initial speed of zero, students can find the final speed and acceleration. Students will use a QuickTime video recorded at 240 frames per second, making measurements directly from the video using a ruler and a frame-counter overlaid on the video. The video at right is a preview of the video students use for the activity.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: OER_LIBRARIAN

Acceleration

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The rate of change of velocity with time is called acceleration. Most of the real time examples of motion are accelerated in variety of ways - despite the fact that the basic nature of the matter is to maintain its velocity in both direction and magnitude

Material Type: Reading, Syllabus

Author: Admin

Accelerated motion in two dimensions

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Motion in two dimensions with one dimensional acceleration (projectile) is analyzed with component motions in coordinate system, whereas motion in two dimensions with two dimensional acceleration (circular motion) is analyzed with the help of component accelerations - tangential and normal accelerations.

Material Type: Reading, Syllabus

Author: Admin