Learn Physics the Easy Way

In Fascinating Chemistry, you will learn the four ways that atoms bond to each other to create molecules, and how each bond helps determine the properties of the resulting molecule.

Join Dr. Margulies for a fascinating course as he helps you learn how these special properties explain our everyday world — from water freezing to nuclear energy to food to metals to weather, and more!

Learn Physics the Easy Way

In Fascinating Chemistry, you will learn the four ways that atoms bond to each other to create molecules, and how each bond helps determine the properties of the resulting molecule.

Join Dr. Margulies for a fascinating course as he helps you learn how these special properties explain our everyday world — from water freezing to nuclear energy to food to metals to weather, and more!

Each lesson has access buttons to the lesson, script, and online test. Click the buttons above to start the lesson, access the script, or try a test. Course lessons are laid out in a simple, easy to use table format with buttons below each picture for access to the lessons, text scripts, and tests that correlate with each lesson.

Sample Physics Lesson

Light – Part 1

The Ionic Bond

Chemistry is important because everything we are and do involves chemistry!

Chemical reactions are occurring all the time. So studying chemistry is really just studying everything. Chemistry  connects to and helps explain other sciences, such as biology and physics. An understanding of chemistry helps you make sense of the world around you. Dr. Margulies created this lesson to help explain the fundamentals of chemistry – in just a little over an hour.

If you’re a parent, this lesson will enable you to follow — and even guide — your child’s progress through chemistry. If you’re a student, the lesson will give you a heads up and a head start.

Chemistry in an Hour

Chemistry in an Hour

Fascinating Physics – Course Content

Movement

  • Graphs
  • Velocity vs. time
  • Acceleration
  • Distance

Vectors

  • Speed and direction
  • Adding vectors
  • Tangent, cosine, and sine
  • X and Y components of vectors

Forces

  • Newton’s First Law
  • Inertia
  • Newton’s Second Law
  • Mass vs. weight
  • Newton’s Third Law
  • Static friction
  • Kinetic friction
  • Pulleys

Energy-Work-Power

  • Potential energy
  • Kinetic energy
  • Momentum
  • Impulse
  • Work
  • Springs
  • Spring constant
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Collisions
  • Terminology Chart

Circular Motion

  •  Angular distance
  • Angular velocity
  • Angular acceleration
  • Angular vectors
  • Centripetal acceleration
  • Tangential velocity
  • Centripetal force
  • Moment of inertia
  • Torque
  • Angular momentum
  • Precession
  • Work in angular motion
  • Summary chart
  • Center of gravity
  • Levers
  • Universal Law of Gravitation

Fluids and Gases

  • Buoyancy
  • Density
  • Pressure
  • Work Performed by Fluids and Gases
  • Hydraulics
  • Bernoulli’s Principle
  • Energy of a Gas
  • Ideal Gas Law
  • Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Scales
  • Kinetic Energy of a Gas
  • Heat vs. Temperature
  • Specific Heat Capacity
  • Water’s Kinetic and Potential Energy
  • Latent Heat of Fusion
  • Latent Heat of Vaporization
  • Measuring Specific Heat Capacity
  • Heat Flow

Waves

  • Simple harmonic motion
  • Springs: potential and kinetic energy
  • Spring constant
  • Pendular motion
  • Time constant
  • Cycloid
  • Waves: frequency and length
  • Sound waves
  • Sound intensity: decibels
  • Doppler Effect
  • Guitar strings and pitch
  • Open and closed organ pipes

Light, Part 1

  • Photons: electromagnetic waves
  • Light refraction
  • Index of Refraction
  • Snell’s Law
  • Speed of light
  • Temperature of light
  • Summary chart
  • Critical angle
  • Light transparency
  • Rainbows
  • Mirages

Light, Part 2

  • Sunlight
  • Ionizing energy
  • Orbitals
  • Suborbitals
  • Planck’s Constant
  • Wavelength frequency
  • Rydberg’s Formula
  • Spectroscopy
  • Fraunhofer lines
  • Emission spectrums
  • Max Planck: energy quanta
  • Louis de Broglie
  • Erwin Schroedinger
  • Lasers
  • Reflection: Brewster’s Angle
  • Polarized light

Light, Part 3

  • Light reflection
  • Concave mirrors
  • Center of curvature
  • Focal point
  • Principal axis
  • Calculating object, image size, and location
  • Convex mirrors
  • Convex lenses
  • Concave lenses
  • Light interference
  • Thomas Young: measuring light wavelength

Electrical Charges

  • Electrical charge
  • Electrical field
  • Permittivity
  • Electrical force
  • Gravitational force
  • Millikan: electrical charge on electron
  • Strong Force
  • Calculating electrical forces
  • Lightning
  • Van der Graaf generators
  • Electrical flux
  • Electrical field strength
  • Hollow conductors
  • Voltage
  • Capacitors
  • Comparing linear motion and electricity

Moving Electrical Charges

  • Voltage, current, resistance
  • Series Circuits
  • Adding up resistors in a series circuit
  • Parallel circuits
  • Adding up resistors in a parallel circuit
  • Capacitors
  • Adding up capacitors in a series circuit
  • Adding up capacitors in a parallel circuit
  • Magnetic fields around electrical fields
  • Right-Hand Rule
  • Solenoids
  • Magnetic pole strength
  • Magnetic field strength
  • Calculating magnetic force from moving electrical charges

Electrical Currents

  • Galvanometer
  • Voltmeter
  • Electrical motor
  • Changing magnetic flux
  • Lenz’ Law
  • Alternating current
  • Eddy currents
  • Root Mean Square
  • Joule’s Law
  • Back EMF
  • Transporting electricity
  • Impedance
  • Inductance
  • Phase lag in alternating current
  • Resonant frequency

The Atom

  • Wave properties of light
  • Maxwell’s Equations
  • Heinrich Hertz: detecting electromagnetic Waves
  • Photoelectric effect
  • Albert Einstein: photons of electromagnetic Energy
  • Compton effect
  • Louis deBroglie: wave properties of mass
  • Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
  • Metastable atoms
  • Maiman: The laser
  • Fluorescent light bulbs

The Nucleus

  • Thomas Edison: rectification
  • Sir John Fleming: detecting electromagnetic waves
  • Lee De Forest: amplifying electrical currents
  • transistors
  • Michaelson and Morely: speed of light

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