Learn the fundamentals of how the universe works by exploring the effects of gravity, energy, and the other physical forces that happen all around us. You can earn a free certificate of completion for any of these online Physics courses, or use them to earn credit in leading college programs.

In our Physics courses, you will learn to:

  • solve dimensional kinematics problems and describe the effects of gravity on an object's motion;
  • analyze situations involving simple harmonic motion;
  • use Maxwell's equations to explain some of the properties of electromagnetic waves; and
  • explain the postulates and consequences of the special and general theories of relativity.

  • Time: 38 hours
  • Free Certificate
Discover what we understand about the physical underpinnings of our universe by examining the basic principles of physical law, their application to the behavior of objects, and how the scientific method is used to drive advances in knowledge.

  • Time: 97 hours
  • Free Certificate
Examine waves and oscillations in extended objects, discover the sources and laws that govern static electricity and magnetism, and study Maxwell's equations, optics, and Einstein's theory of special relativity.