Online course on How Things Work by University of Virginia

 Online course on How Things Work 1


How Things Work 1 is an online course which is an introduction to physics in the context of everyday objects. This course is self paced and subtitles are available in more than 13 languages.

About the course
This course is Designed for non-science students, this course is a practical introduction to physics and science in everyday life. It considers objects from the world around us, identifying and exploring the scientific concepts upon which they're based. Because it starts with objects and looks within them for science, it is the reverse of a traditional physics class. Instead of the usual principle-driven physics class, How Things Work is case-study physics.

Course Syllabus
Episode 1 - Skating
Episode 2 - Falling Balls
Episode 3 - Ramps
Episode 4 - Seesaws
Episode 5 - Wheels
Episode 6 - Bumper Cars

No background is required, everyone regardless of age or experience can take up this course.

Course Format

  • 6 weeks of study
  • 2-4 hours of work/week

Course Sessions
August 11, 2014 - December 31, 2014

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