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- Name the branches of physics.
- Understand the significance of energy in nature.
- Explain how kinetic energy and potential energy are related.
- Become familiar with the four states of matter.
- Describe the first and second laws of thermodynamics.
- Provide examples of different types of energy.
- Calculate specific heat capacity for various substances.
- Depict changes in heat using energy diagrams.
1. What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches
Known as the fundamental science, physics creates a foundation for other natural sciences. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of physics, learning about its history and its modern branches of study.
2. What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature
This lesson describes the nature of energy and how it is transferred from one source into another. Additionally, it will describe the significance of energy in natural systems.
3. Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types
This video defines and describes kinetic and potential energy. You'll learn how different types of energy can be classified as potential and kinetic. You'll also find out how kinetic and potential energy are transformed.
4. The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter
Everything on Earth is made of matter, but that matter isn't always the same. Matter can exist in four different phases, and the kinetic theory of matter helps us understand the differences between those phases.
5. First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy
This video describes the first law of thermodynamics. Several examples of the application of this law are discussed. The significance of the law and its practical application are discussed as well.
6. Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy and Systems
In this lesson, we'll learn about the second law of thermodynamics. By studying this law, you'll understand how energy works and why we're all moving towards eventual chaos and disorder.
7. What is Mechanical Energy? - Definition & Examples
In physics, energy is how work gets done. This video describes one important type of energy, mechanical energy, and provides examples of both kinetic and potential mechanical energy.
8. What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples
This lesson defines and identifies examples of thermal energy everywhere from your kitchen to the Earth's core. We'll discuss geothermal energy, a renewable energy source, as well.
9. What is Radiant Energy? - Definition & Examples
This lesson defines and describes radiant energy in its different forms. The different types of electromagnetic waves created by radiant energy are identified and described as well. This includes X-rays, microwaves, and radio waves, to mention a few.
10. What is Steam Energy? - Definition & Examples
Steam, a naturally occurring substance, can be used for many things. We have learned how to utilize the energy in steam for our own benefit, and in this lesson, you'll learn about what exactly steam is and where it comes from.
11. What is Chemical Energy? - Definition & Examples
This lesson describes chemical energy as a type of potential energy stored in chemicals, such as sugar and gasoline. The lesson discusses how energy is transferred from solar energy to chemical energy by plants and how gasoline is a source of chemical energy used to move cars.
12. What is Electric Energy? - Definition, Sources & Examples
Electricity is all around us, but where exactly does it come from? In this lesson, you'll explore the most basic source of electric energy and understand how this electron movement provides something that we often take for granted in our modern lives.
13. What is Solar Energy? - Definition, Pros & Cons
Learn about solar energy and how charged particles from the sun travel to Earth to provide heat and light. Explore solar energy as a direct and indirect energy source and examine the pros and cons of harvesting solar energy for other uses.
14. How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances
This lesson describes specific heat capacity and explains how the specific heat capacity of water helps to maintain a relatively constant temperature in nature. Learn how to identify the specific heat capacity of other common materials and how to calculate specific heat capacity with an experiment.
15. Changes in Heat and Energy Diagrams
Did you know that temperature and heat are not the same thing? Did you know that the temperature of water doesn't change when it boils? This lesson describes the relationship between heat and temperature. Diagrams are used to illustrate the relationship between heat and temperature during phase changes.
16. Laws of Inertia: Definition & Formula
Inertia is the tendency of an object to stay at rest or in motion. Learn more about Newton's first law as it explains how forces acting on an object are related to the object's mass and motion through several examples, and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
17. Positron: Definition, Symbol & Production
In this lesson, you will learn about anti-matter and the positron. You will learn how positrons are produced, the symbol for a positron, and some common uses.
18. Scalar Quantity in Physics: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about what makes a number a scalar quantity. You will learn how to identify quantities that are scalars from those that are not scalar quantities. You will also learn about numbers that don't look like scalars but are actually scalars.
19. Thermal Equilibrium: Definition, Formula & Example
In this lesson, you will learn what thermal equilibrium is, discover an equation that relates to thermal equilibrium, and go over an example of its use. A short quiz will follow.
20. Thermal Expansion: Definition, Equation & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn what thermal expansion is and an equation to calculate how much different materials expand. You'll look at a number of examples of thermal expansion. A short quiz will follow.
21. Vertical Velocity: Definition & Equation
In this lesson we will look at vertical velocity and why it is very different from horizontal velocity. You will learn the equation used to calculate vertical velocity and learn to apply it to a few situations.
22. What is a Newton? - Units & Explanation
A newton is a unit of measurement named after Sir Isaac Newton. It measures force and has units of kilogram meter per second squared. This lesson will describe the unit newton.
23. What Is a Renewable Energy Source? - Definition & Example
Right now, you are using electricity to power your computer. Most of our power comes from nonrenewable sources that can run out. In this lesson, learn about the many types of renewable energy sources that will never run out and could be used instead.
24. What is Entropy? - Definition, Law & Formula
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of entropy and how it can be applied to everyday situations. You will learn about the second law of thermodynamics which is where entropy is introduces, and you will learn the formula for entropy and how to use it in a variety of situations.
25. What Is Geothermal Energy? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages
In this lesson, we will learn about geothermal energy, including how we capture it and use it. We will discuss the pros and cons of exploiting geothermal energy sources.
26. What is Heat Energy? - Facts & Calculation
In this lesson, you will learn about heat and that heat is a form of energy. You will learn about the properties of heat and the equations that will help you calculate heat in a variety of situations.
27. What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of heat and how it differs from temperature. You will also explore practical applications of heat such as expansion, thermodynamics, heat transfer, specific heat, phase transitions, and heat engines.
28. What is Net Force? - Definition, Magnitude & Equations
In this lesson, we will define net force, and explore the magnitude of a net force, the relevant equations and examples that will help make the concept of net force clearer.
29. What is Potential Energy? - Definition & Examples
All great educators and parents inspire us to reach our potential - to discover parts of us yet to be realized. Potential energy in science is not much different. This lesson explores the concept of energy that has the potential to do work.
30. What is Terminal Velocity? - Definition, Formula, Calculation & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about terminal velocity and why it is better to jump out of a plane with a parachute than without one. We will explore why objects fall at different speeds and how to calculate the maximum speed of a falling object.
31. What is the Formula for Force? - Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, we'll explain what forces are in science. We'll review how to construct free body diagrams and calculate net force in order to use the force equation to solve for force, mass, and acceleration.
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