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1. What are the Different Types of Energy?
Energy is one of the most fundamental concepts in many scientific fields. Learn more about its different types, subsequently testing your knowledge with a quiz.
2. Insulation: Definition & Uses
This lesson is about insulation, which you might be familiar with in your home. However, there are other uses for insulation and here we'll talk about what each of those are, as well as what can technically be considered an insulator.
3. Constant Motion in Physics: Definition & Overview
In this lesson you will learn about the different kinds of constant motion in physics. There are two types of constant motion relevant to physics: constant speed and constant acceleration. In this lesson you will learn the definition of both motions and how they are graphically illustrated.
4. Convection in Science: Definition, Equation & Examples
In this lesson you will learn what convection is, go over an equation for convection, and see some examples of convection in everyday life, such as campfires and the Earth's outer core. A short quiz will follow.
5. Energy Transfer: Examples & Overview
Learn about energy and how the sun provides the energy needed to sustain life on Earth. Discover energy transfer and how energy is neither created nor destroyed, but moves from one place to another or changes from one form to another.
6. Find Displacement: Definition & Equation
In this lesson, you will learn about displacement, the properties associated with it, the equation needed to calculate displacement, and some simple examples of the calculations.
7. Force in Physics: Definition & Examples
Physical forces are all around us. Learn the defining characteristics of forces in physics, look at some examples, and test your understanding with a short quiz.
8. Gamma Radiation: Definition, Uses & Equation
In this lesson you will learn what gamma radiation is. We will explore where it comes from, how we as humans make use of it, as well as its effect on the human body.
9. Heat Capacity: Definition & Equation
This lesson covers the topic of heat capacity, which is a core concept of thermodynamics. We will review the definition of heat and explore how it relates to an object's heat capacity.
10. Heat of Fusion: Definition, Equation & Examples
This lesson will examine the heat of fusion, which is the energy required for matter to change between a liquid and a solid. In this lesson, we review the concepts of latent heat and work through a problem using our new understanding of the heat of fusion.
11. Heat of Vaporization: Definition & Equation
In this lesson, you'll learn about the heat required to transform a liquid to its gas phase. Specifically, we'll explore the factors affecting heat of vaporization, including how to estimate it and how it changes between different substances.
12. Inertial Frame of Reference: Definition & Example
Learn how to tell the difference between an inertial frame of reference and a non-inertial frame of reference. Then find out what these frames of reference have to do with Newton's first law and fictional forces.
13. Joule: Units & Fractions
This lesson defines the metric unit for energy, the joule. The lesson also includes examples of the correct way to communicate fractions of a joule in addition to conversion of the joule into other energy units by the factor-label method.
14. Kinetic Energy: Examples & Definition
To knock down a set of bowling pins, what must be true about the bowling ball? It must be moving! This lesson discusses the energy perspective of this simple truth: kinetic energy.
15. Latent Heat: Definition, Formula & Examples
Heat is an important component of phase changes. This lesson will delve into the concept of latent heat and how it affects of the behavior of matter during phase changes.
16. Neils Bohr: Discovery & Biography
Read about one of the most important contributors to modern physics, Niels Bohr. The Danish scientist led a fascinating life devoted to science, but also to peace after escaping Nazi-occupied Europe in the 1940s.
17. Perpetual Motion: Definition & Overview
In this lesson you will learn about the idea of perpetual motion. You will see that perpetual motion is related to the idea of conservation of energy, machine efficiency, and thermodynamics. You will learn whether it is possible to have machines run under the principle of perpetual motion.
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- Evolutionary Principles
- Food Webs Overview
- Foundations of Chemical Compounds & Bonds
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- Sound & Light Waves
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