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Gravitation and Motion | Senior Physics | meriSTEM


About This Course

meriSTEM Gravitation and Motion will take you through the Law of universal gravitation, projectile motion, uniform circular motion, orbits, gravitational fields and introduce general relativity. Introduced by meriSTEM expert contributors and brought to life by your teacher.

Course sub-topics

  • Introduction
  • Examples of gravity in space
  • Examples of gravity on Earth
  • Projectile motion
  • Projectile dolphin
  • Other projectiles
  • Uniform circular motion
  • UCM on global positioning
  • Force and orbits
  • UCM and cars
  • Fields and energy
  • Examples of fields
  • History of planetary motion
  • New frontiers in space

Information for teachers

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Course Staff

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Sara Wilson

Sara currently works as a Management Consultant tackling a broad range of projects in the public sector. Sara completed a Bachelor of Engineering from the ANU with Honours research focusing upon optical interferometry, and has tutored for numerous physics education programs.

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