BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics



$ 579.00

Instructor: Grant W Hart PhD
Credits: 3.00

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Calculus or concurrent enrollment.


Linear, circular, and projectile motion; their prediction from forces and torques. Conservation of energy and momentum. Virtual lab.

Course Content:

  1. Physics and Measurement
  2. Motion in One Dimension
  3. Vectors
  4. Motion in Two Dimensions
  5. The Laws of Motion
  6. Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton's Laws
  7. Energy of a System
  8. Conservation of Energy
  9. Linear Momentum and Collisions
  10. Rotation of an Object about a Fixed Axis
  11. Angular Momentum
  12. Static Equilibrium
  13. Universal Gravitation
  14. Oscillatory Motion

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Partially satisfies Brigham Young University ore Physical Sciences requirement. If you plan on taking PHSCS 123 and 220, you may want to buy the non-custom version of volume 1 (with chapters 1-46) rather than the custom version of the textbook that has only chapters 1-13 and 15. Assignment resubmissions are not allowed in this course. Mac users: It is strongly recommended that Chrome or Safari be used as the browser; Adobe Reader must be used to view this course.
Required Materials Cost
   PHSCS 121 - DVD     Included in tuition
Optional Materials Cost
   Phscs 121: Printed Course Readings    $ 20.00