teaches introductory physics students how to
calculate torque and how to set up free body diagrams
and solve problems involving torque. Torque is one of the
trickiest concepts in introductory physics, and it is quite common
for students to stumble with it at first.
course is designed to teach you the fundamentals as quickly as
possible. Using short-and-sweet videos, this course
breaks torque skills into bite-sized chunks and gives lots of
practice with detailed examples and rapid-fire calculations in
which you pause the video to try the problem and then resume to see
how you did. You can save time by using this interactivity to
master torque in one shot, and you can also pick and choose
individual topics to review specific skills or even speed up or slow
down each video to help you understand it better.
vast majority of this course is video. There is also a PDF
worksheet that you may optionally print out to help you understand
some hands-on concepts.
taking this course, students should understand vectors, especially
vector components. It can help if students already know
how to use geometry and trigonometry to find angles between
lines, although this is demonstrated in many examples.
goal of this course is to give you the benefits of a private
tutor at a fraction of the cost. This
course is perfect for students who need to catch up with their class
on their own time, who don't learn well by reading their
textbook, or who want to learn tricks and techniques to master torque
faster and easier than studying on their own.