Intro to Physics Videos

On this page, I have links to your Notes as a screencast.  When possible, I have included links to outside sources that also explain the concepts very well.

SI Units and the Metric System

In this video, I define physics, show you common SI units for different quantities, discuss metric prefixes, and the metric system.
There is an error in the video.  Here are the labels for the different units on a meter stick:


Scientific Notation

In this video, I show you how to do scientific notation for very large and very small numbers.


Significant Figures

In this video, I show you how to determine how many digits are significant in a number.


Calculating with Significant Figures


Dimensional Analysis

In this video, I show you how to do conversions using dimensional analysis.
Pencasts of solving Conversions Practice Problems:


The Scientific Method

EDIT: There is an error on the Theory vs. Law slide.  A law can be supported by experiments, a theory cannot.

In this video, I discuss the scientific method and the difference between a scientific law and theory.

Accuracy and Precision

In this video, I discuss the concepts of measurement, precision, and accuracy.

Types of Graphs

In this video, I discuss the types of graphs.

Graphing

In this video, I show you how to create a graph and the difference between an independent and dependent variable.


Slope and Best Fit Lines

In this video, I show you how to calculate slope and draw a best fit line.  I also discuss some common shapes for best fit lines.

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