What is your first reaction when you hear the word physics? Do you imagine working through difficult equations or memorizing formulas that seem to have no real use in life? Many people come to the subject of physics with a bit of fear. But as you begin your exploration of this broad-ranging subject, you will soon come to realize that physics plays a much larger role in your life than you first thought.
In this introductory tutorial on physics, we will introduce science and the realm of physics. We will also explore a brief history of the formal study of physics. Then we will look at motion, and we will begin to explore the ideas of displacement, time, speed, velocity and acceleration. From exploring these ideas in one-dimension, we will finally proceed to two-dimensional motion and explore scenarios that are even more fun.
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