Introduction to Physics Tutorial Videos
(Physics 1 - Newtonian Motion)

These set of tutorial videos cover essential topics in Physics 1.

Topics covered include motion, vectors, Newton's Laws, friction, work, energy, momentum, torque, density, and more.

Section 1: Velocity and Acceleration in One Dimension

Section 2: Equations of Motion in One Dimension Now that we understand the concept of velocity and acceleration, we build upon this and introduce the equations of motion in one dimension. This allows us to describe the motion of an object that travels in a straight line. . . . View the lesson

Section 3: Scalars and Vectors In this section, we introduce the very important concept of scalars and vectors. We discuss many examples from nature and provide numerous example problems so that the student fully understands these concepts, which are central in physics. . . . View the lesson

Section 4: Projectile Motion Now we explore the topic of projectile motion. The student is taught the projectile motion can be decomposed into vector components, which makes analyzing the problem much easier. Once this is done we apply the equations of motion in each direction. . . . View the lesson

Section 6: Newton's Laws of Motion With Friction In this section, we continue to use newton's laws of motion, but we introduce the concept of friction into our equations. The coefficient of static friction is used to help calculate when an object will begin to overcome the frictional force when pushed by a force. . . . View the lesson

Section 7: Work The concept of work is introduced and explained by working example problems. Care is taken to ensure that work is only done when an object moves. . . . View the lesson

Section 8: Kinetic Energy and the Work-Energy Theorem In this section we visit the important topic of kinetic energy and work numerous problems to learn how to calculate it. Kinetic energy is related to work and the work-energy theorem is used to solve several problems. . . . View the lesson

Section 9: Potential Energy and Energy Conservation Now we discuss the very important topic of potential energy and energy conservation. The student learns that when an object moves the sum of its kinetic energy and potential energy remains constant. This allows us to solve many motion related problems quickly and easily. . . . View the lesson

Section 10: Power The concept of power is introduced as the rate the energy is consumed. Numerous problems are worked to reinforce the concept of power. . . . View the lesson

Section 11: Momentum and Impulse Momentum is a term that we use in everyday language. In this section, we define momentum in terms of physics and learn how to properly calculate the momentum and impulse of an object. . . . View the lesson

Section 12: Conservation of Momentum Now that we understand what momentum is, we learn about the law of conservation of momentum. This allows us to understand the motion of two objects before and after a collision because momentum is conserved before and after the collision event. . . . View the lesson

Section 13: Inelastic and Elastic Collisions We begin to learn about collisions in more detail and classify collisions as inelastic or elastic in nature. This corresponds to whether or not the kinetic energy is conserved during the collision. Numerous collision problems are worked to illustrate how to solve these types of problems. . . . View the lesson

Section 14: Angular Speed and Angular Acceleration Thus far we have only discussed motion along a straight line. In this section we begin to discuss rotational motion and introduce the concept of angular speed and angular acceleration. The student learns that these quantities are easy to understand and calculate for a rotating body. . . . View the lesson

Section 17: Gravitation and Kepler's Laws of Motion In this section, the student learns about the gravitational force law and kepler's laws of orbital motion. We provide numerous examples that give the student experience in solving these types of problems. . . . View the lesson

Section 18: Torque We learn how to calculate the torque applied to an object, which relates to how much force you apply around a pivot point. . . . View the lesson

Section 19: Rotational Equilibrium In order for an object to be in equilibrium, it must be motionless with no movement and no rotation. We learn how to calculate the conditions needed for an object to be in equilibrium in this section. . . . View the lesson

Section 20: Angular Acceleration and Moment of Inertia An object will rotation differently depending on how its mass is distributed about the body. This section introduces the topic of the Moment of Inertia which uses this fact, and we use the moment of inertial to calculate angular acceleration of an object. . . . View the lesson

Section 23: The Buoyant Force We explore the topic of the buoyant force, which is responsible for providing the upwards force that allows boats to float on water. We learn how to calculate the buoyant force for any shape object and in any fluid. . . . View the lesson

Section 24: The Bernoulli Equation The bernoulli equation describes energy conservation for fluid motion. We explain how to understand the bernoulli equation and use it to solve fluid flow problems. . . . View the lesson