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Study physics abroad in Europe -- virtually! Learn the basics of physics on location in Italy, the Netherlands and the UK, by answering some of the discipline's major questions from over the last 2000 years.
Lesson 1: How can we measure the circumference of the Earth?Basics of geometry and trigonometry
Lesson 2: How do objects move?Data analysis and kinematics
Lesson 3: What causes motion?Forces, acceleration, and Newton’s Laws
Lesson 4: How can we use motion?Work, energy, and simple machines
Lesson 5: How can we determine our longitude at sea?Simple harmonic motion
Lesson 6: What is electricity?Charge and electric fields
Lesson 7: What is left to discover?Modern physics and open questions
- Andy Brown - Andy Brown is a Lead Instructor at Udacity. He has a degree in physics from MIT, and has devoted his time after graduating to teaching and learning. Since joining Udacity in 2012, Andy has helped design dozens of classes. He loves exploring this new educational medium by creating innovative and engaging courses. When he’s not figuring out the best ways to transform minds, you can find Andy on his bike or in his car, exploring the amazing experiences that his new California home has to offer.
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.