Physics in Motion

How physics should be taught.

Not through static diagrams and long blocks of meaningless text, but through dynamic physical simulations that allow you to build an intuition for how physical systems actually work.

Motion in One Dimension

Start with the most basic example of physics in motion: motion in one dimension. Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration.

Motion in Two Dimensions

Once you understand motion in one dimension, it is time to take the next step: motion in two dimensions. Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration.

Forces and the Laws of Motion

The phenomena and laws that affect the motion of objects through space, and how to predict motion.

Circular Motion

A special case of applying the Laws of Motion for a common occurance in real life.

Work and Energy

The phenoma that makes things move, and is what makes the universe run at all scales. Learn about energy conservation, conservative forces, power and potential energy.

Linear Momentum and Collisions

An object in motion will stay in motion unless acted on by an external force - such as a collision.

Rotational Motion and Angular Momentum

How objects behave when they are rotating on an axis, such as wheels or spinning tops. Learn about rotational motion, angular momentum, rotational kinetic energy, and rotational work and energy.

Oscillations

How objects behave when they are moving back and forth, such as a person swinging on a swing.

Waves and Sounds

The phenoma of many objects oscillating at the save time, such as ocean waves and sound waves.

Electricity and Magnetism

Develop an understanding of a phenoma that allows our society to function that we often take for granted.

Fluid Mechanics

Develop an understanding of how fluids behave and how it allows our society to function.