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Studying for Physics 101 - Summary
These interactive flashcard sets help you quickly review important terms, formulas and concepts from our Physics 101 course. Use any computer or mobile device to flip through these flashcards and memorize the basics of linear momentum, optics, vectors and forces. Other topics you can expect to study include:
- Nuclear physics
- Work and energy
- Fluid dynamics
- Rotational motion
- Newton's laws
- Waves, light and sound
How They Work
These flashcards allow you to repeat physics terms until you've committed them to memory. Follow the process below to start studying.
- Open a flashcard set for the physics topic you're studying.
- Identify the term or concept on the flashcard.
- Click the button to flip the card and view the answer.
- Select whether you got it right or missed it to keep track of your progress.
- Click the Next arrow to proceed through the flashcard set.
- Review the cards you missed or shuffle all cards back in and go through them again.
Basics of Nuclear Physics Flashcards
The flashcards in this set will help you review the basics of nuclear physics. This includes radioactive isotopes, radioactive decay, different types of radiometric dating, and nuclear fission and fusion.
Basics of Optics Flashcards
These flashcards review the basics of optics. They will guide you through different types of mirrors and lenses and calculations that can be done to determine how light rays are affected as they reflect off or pass through them.
Electrostatics & Magnetism Flashcards
In this set of flashcards, you will review concepts related to electrostatics and magnetism. Much of the focus will be on electric and magnetic fields, and the relationship between the two.
Energy & Work in Physics Flashcards
These flashcards will help you review the relationship between work and energy. They will help you define work, calculate different forms of energy, and explain how the two are related to power.
Fluid Dynamics & Thermodynamics Flashcards
These flashcards will help you review two topics in physics: fluid dynamics and thermodynamics. Fluid dynamics focuses on understanding how fluids behave, while thermodynamics looks at topics related to heat energy.
Introduction to Physics & Vectors Flashcards
At the heart of physics is mathematics. These flashcards will introduce you to the basic math concepts that drive the study of physics, including units of measurement, scalar and vector quantities, and scientific notation.
Linear Momentum & Rotational Motion Flashcards
This set of flashcards will help you review two important concepts in physics: linear momentum and rotational motion. They will review definitions, formulas, and practice problems to help you better understand these topics.
Newton's First, Second & Third Laws Flashcards
These flashcards will help you review Newton's three laws of motion. They will state each law and then work through examples of the laws in action and how they can be applied to everyday situations.
Overview of Forces & Gravity Flashcards
What are forces? How are they calculated? What are some of the properties of the force of gravity? Use these flashcards to review the basics of forces and more in-depth information about the force of gravity.
Overview of Kinematics Flashcards
These flashcards will help you review the basics of kinematics, or the branch of physics that is used to describe motion. They review definitions, equations, and practice problems.
Waves, Sound & Light in Physics Flashcards
The flashcards in this set will help you review the properties of waves, including the characteristics of different types of waves, how they are affected by different mediums, and their relationship to sound and light.
12. Physics 101: Intro to Physics Formulas & Constants
Introductory physics includes the major topics of kinematics, forces, work, energy power, momentum, torque, optics, electricity, magnetism and nuclear physics. Mathematics is the language of physics and there are many equations that are used to solve physics problems. Knowing which equation(s) to use is a major step in solving physics problems.
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Other chapters within the Physics 101: Intro to Physics course
- Intro to Physics
- Overview of Vectors
- Overview of Kinematics
- Overview of Forces
- Overview of Gravity
- Basics of Newton's First Law
- Basics of Newton's Second Law
- Basics of Newton's Third Law
- Energy and Work in Physics
- Overview of Linear Momentum in Physics
- Basics of Rotational Motion
- Waves in Physics
- Sound & Light in Physics
- Basics of Optics
- Fluid Dynamics in Physics
- Basics of Thermodynamics in Physics
- Overview of Electrostatics
- Overview of Magnetism
- Basics of Nuclear Physics