How Things Work 1

开始时间: 04/22/2022 持续时间: 6 weeks

所在平台: CourseraArchive

课程类别: 物理

大学或机构: University of Virginia(弗吉尼亚大学)

授课老师: Louis A. Bloomfield



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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. In this pilot semester of How Things Work, we will explore the basic laws of motion in the context of six familiar objects or activities: (1) Skating, (2) Falling Balls, (3) Ramps, (4) Seesaws, (5) Wheels, and (6) Bumper Cars. Despite their simplicity, these topics will bring us in contact with some of the most important concepts in physics, including inertia, energy, and momentum.


1.Week of March 4: Episode 1 – Skating

2.Week of March 11: Episode 2 – Falling Balls

3.Week of March 18: Episode 3 – Ramps

4.Week of March 25: Episode 4 – Seesaws

5.Week of April 1: Episode 5 – Wheels

6.Week of April 8: Episode 6 – Bumper Cars



An introduction to physics in the context of everyday objects.


物理 物理入门 物理概念 白话物理 弗吉尼亚大学



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