The purpose of this page is to provide a useful resource for those who wish to learn physics. The focus is on real-world applications, and the presentation of the physics here will be geared towards that.
Learning physics is best done when one can see what the purpose of physics is, and how it can be used to analyze and solve real-world problems. With these problems it is not always obvious what methods you should use to solve them. This is unlike typical textbook problems, where it is fairly certain that the solution involves the use of the material taught in the chapter. But with a real-world problem this is generally not known. However, this need not be a reason to dread physics.
There are in fact many real-world problems where a simple understanding and the proper use of an equation (or two) will solve the problem. But there are also real-world problems that are unavoidably challenging and require time and effort to solve. This website strikes a balance between the two. However, most of the problems here are accessible to people who have sufficient background knowledge. And if you don't, the links on this page will lead you to other pages that are geared towards helping you acquire that knowledge.
The links below are organized according to topic and subject area.
High School Physics
University And College Physics
Physics Project Ideas
Physics For Kids
Science Fair Project Ideas (for kids)
Science Experiments (for kids)
Science Quiz (for kids)
Solved Physics Problems
Online Physics Courses
Online Calculus Courses
Physics Teaching Resources
Science Teaching Resources (for kids)
In addition to the content on this site, there's a great book you can get from Amazon on the physics of sports. This book contains a collection of many different sports related topics written by different authors. I have this book and it's an excellent resource, both for the layperson and for those who want mathematical rigor when they learn physics.
The physics of the following sports are discussed in this book:
Baseball, basketball, bicycling, bowling, discus, drag racing, fly casting, football, golf, jumping, karate strikes, rowing, running, sailing, shot put, skiing, springboard diving, swimming, tennis
To purchase this book, click on the image link below. You will be taken to the Amazon website, where you can make your purchase.
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