Introduction to Physics
This overview of GPB's new digital series, Physics in Motion, includes an explanation of the wide range of tutorials and companion, classroom resources available to students and teachers.
Scientific notation, SI and Imperial unit conversions, and conversion factors are covered in this segment.
We take you to a woodworking shop where we explain the rules for using significant figures as we work through examples.
A marching band helps us explore the difference between vector and scalar quantities. We also dive into how to use the tip-to-tail method to resolve one- and two-dimensional vectors.
We explore how to resolve vectors graphically by taking a ride on a train and geocaching in the mountains.
Mathematical resolution of vectors is explored in one and two dimensions as we take you on a bike ride through a park.
We learn about the scientific method and the different aspects of an experiment by using a potato launcher. We also discuss the various types of graphs explored in this course.