Newton's Laws of Motion—a body at rest stays at rest, a body in motion stays in motion, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and so on—are vitally important to understanding the world around us. We will examine Newton’s Laws of Motion as the basis of the science of mechanics, from the fall of an apple to the orbit of the International Space Station. Our approach will be conceptual rather than computational, and several demonstrations will illustrate the physics involved and keep things lively.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).