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Have you always wanted to learn more about the motion and behavior of matter? In this course, you’ll receive a comprehensive introduction to physics through an exploration of thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and more.

Whether you’re a prospective physicist, or simply interested in pursuing a personal interest, this course will equip you with a strong foundation in physics.

What Happens in the Physics Certificate Course

The Physics Certificate Course is an online learning program with recommended readings from the textbook (Physics). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Physics Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 9 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 6 weeks or as long as 18 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Physics Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 9 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course.

Course Topics

The Physics Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Physics Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).

What is Physics?

  • Physics Definitions and Applications
  • The Scientific Methods
  • The Language of Physics: Physical Quantities and Units

Motion in One Dimension

  • Relative Motion, Distance, and Displacement
  • Speed and Velocity
  • Position vs. Time Graphs
  • Velocity vs. Time Graphs

Acceleration

  • Acceleration
  • Representing Acceleration with Equations and Graphs

Forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion

  • Force
  • Newton’s First Law of Motion: Inertia
  • Newton’s Second Law of Motion
  • Newton’s Third Law of Motion

Motion in Two Dimensions

  • Vector Addition and Subtraction Graphical Methods
  • Vector Addition and Subtraction: Analytical Methods
  • Projectile Motion
  • Inclined Planes
  • Simple Harmonic Motion

Circular and Rotational Motion

  • Angle of Rotation and Angular Velocity
  • Uniform Circular Motion
  • Rotational Motion

Newton’s Law of Gravitation

  • Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion
  • Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation and Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity

Momentum

  • Linear Momentum, Force, and Impulse
  • Conservation of Momentum
  • Elastic and Inelastic Collisions

Work, Energy, and Simple Machines

  • Work, Power, and the Work-Energy Theorem
  • Mechanical Energy and Conservation of Energy
  • Simple Machines

Special Relativity

  • Postulates of Special Relativity
  • Consequences of Special Relativity

Thermal Energy, Heat, and Work

  • Temperature and Thermal Energy
  • Heat, Specific Heat, and Heat Transfer
  • Phase Change and Latent Heat

Thermodynamics

  • Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics: Thermal Equilibrium
  • First Law of Thermodynamics: Thermal Energy and Work
  • Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy
  • Applications of Thermodynamics: Heat Engines, Heat Pumps, and Refrigerators

Waves and Their Properties

  • Types of Waves
  • Wave Properties: Speed, Amplitude, Frequency, and Period
  • Wave Interaction: Superposition and Interference

Sound

  • Speed of Sound, Frequency, and Wavelength
  • Sound Intensity and Sound Level
  • Doppler Effect and Sonic Booms
  • Sound Interference and Resonance

Light

  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • The Behavior of Electromagnetic Radiation

Mirrors and Lenses

  • Reflection
  • Refraction
  • Lenses

Diffraction and Interference

  • Understanding Diffraction and Interference
  • Applications of Diffraction, Interference, and Coherence

Static Electricity

  • Electrical Charges, Conservation of Charge, and Transfer of Charge
  • Coulomb’s law
  • Electric Field
  • Electric Potential
  • Capacitors and Dielectrics

Electrical Circuits

  • Ohm’s law
  • Series Circuits
  • Parallel Circuits
  • Electric Power

Magnetism

  • Magnetic Fields, Field Lines, and Force
  • Motors, Generators, and Transformers
  • Electromagnetic Induction

The Quantum Nature of Light

  • Planck and Quantum Nature of Light
  • Einstein and the Photoelectric Effect
  • The Dual Nature of Light

The Atom

  • The Structure of the Atom
  • Nuclear Forces and Radioactivity
  • Half Life and Radiometric Dating
  • Nuclear Fission and Fusion
  • Medical Applications of Radioactivity: Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation

Particle Physics

  • The Four Fundamental Forces
  • Quarks
  • The Unification of Forces

What Is Included in the Physics Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Physics Certificate Course Online package includes:

  • Registration for the Physics Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance
  • Textbook: Physics (e-book edition)
  • Downloadable Physics Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Organization of Business Professionals for only $2.99 per month

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Physics and Your Career

Do you find yourself captivated by the laws of nature, wondering how forces, energy, and matter interact in the universe? Do you find yourself pondering the principles behind everyday phenomena, from the motion of a car to the flight of a plane? Have you always regretted not taking a physics course when you were younger, or are considering studying physics in the future?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, our introductory physics course is the ideal fit for you!

Designed by experts in the field, our comprehensive curriculum covers essential topics such as Newtonian mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, and more. Through engaging textbook readings, interactive quizzes, and practical exercises, you’ll gain a robust understanding of concepts that form the foundation of physics.

If you aspire to make a career out of your passion for physics, an introductory course such as this is a great place to start. There are various exciting career paths for those with a background in physics. Job opportunities can be found in research and development, meteorology, education, engineering, systems analysis, government, product design, and more.

While pursuing a career that draws heavily on physics will require some higher education, this introductory course is a great starting point. If you are simply interested in expanding your knowledge of physics to fulfill your own curiosity, this course has you covered, too.

Before spending your valuable time and money on advanced degrees, an introductory course such as this can give you insight into core concepts and theories, and ultimately help you to decide what is next for physics and your career. Enroll today and ​​immerse yourself in the science that explains how the world works.

For every student who takes this physics course from IAP Career College, we make a donation to textbook publisher OpenStax, part of Rice University, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

If IAP Career College has the course that you are looking to take, take it. I hesitated between several career colleges prior and choosing IAP was the best decision I had made. In 4 months, I had already completed 2 certifications and those won’t be my last. It gives you clear insights on the program you wish to learn and the schedule is adaptable to your lifestyle.
Nicole Buenaventura, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

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We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

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  • What is the Benefit of Learning Physics?
    If you aspire to make a career out of your passion for physics, an introductory course such as this is a great place to start. There are various exciting career paths for those with a background in physics. Job opportunities can be found in research and development, meteorology, education, engineering, systems analysis, government, product design, and more. While pursuing a career that draws heavily on physics will require some higher education, this introductory course is a great starting point. If you are simply interested in expanding your knowledge of physics to fulfill your own curiosity, this course has you covered, too.
  • What is the Physics Certificate Course?
    The Physics Certificate Course is an online learning program with recommended readings from the textbook (Physics). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home. This part-time Physics Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 9 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 6 weeks or as long as 18 weeks, depending on your schedule. The Physics Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 8 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.