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Physics 100 Hours Certificate Course

Price: £325.00Course Code: BSC206 CLD
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( Dee, 22/01/2015 ) Q:

Is this qualification certificated by a recognised (QAA) awarding body? What is the qualification officially called? Thanks, Dee

( 23/01/2015 ) A:



We are not certified by QAA but by ASIQUAL, our awarding body. The qualification appears as a Certificate in Physics in your final qualification (awarded by ASIQUAL).

( Ashley, 07/04/2014 ) Q: Hey, I was wondering about the way that coursework is graded, do I complete tasks and send them off for marking? Also , with the exams, is it a set city for them to be held or can I do them somewhere closer to home? Thanks, Ashley
( 08/04/2014 ) A: Hello, Your coursework is graded out 100 each assignment. Once you complete your assignments, a student does one of the following: 1. Submit the assignment via the online study zone (the most efficient way to do so, as a prompt goes directly to your tutor) 2. Submit the assignment at assignments@adlhomestudy.co.uk 3. Post the assignment to our offices in Canterbury You can read about how we do our examinations here: http://adlonlinecourses.com/examination-process.html
( Jason, 06/04/2014 ) Q: Hello, I was wondering weather this qualification could be used to to enter a physics degree and recognised by British University's and is the qualification graded with exams, thank you
( 08/04/2014 ) A: Hello, If you are planning to enter a university degree with this course, you need to check with the university first, but at 100 hours of self paced study, this on its own would not likely be enough to enter a degree. We do have students use our courses to enter degree programmes, but normally these are bigger courses, such our Advanced Certificates (400 hours) or our Diplomas (600 hours). This course has its assignments graded and there is an exam at the end. We do not issue certificates if the student has not passed the set exam or completed a project at the end of their course.
( Ashley, 06/04/2014 ) Q: Hi, I'm interested in taking this course but it doesn't state where the examinations will take place, will they be at a specific place or could I book them in my own city? Also, with the correspondence, do u send the work to me for me to do and then send it back to marked? Thanks, Ashley
( 08/04/2014 ) A: Hello Ashley, With regards to examinations, you can come to the Canterbury Head office and use one of our classrooms to sit the exam in. But most students will choose to do it the distance learning way which you can read more about here: http://adlonlinecourses.com/examination-process.html With the correspondence method, it just means you pay extra to receive a paper copy of your course. Whichever method you choose, you can still post your assignments to us if your prefer to do it this way, though most students choose to submit through our online study zone.
( Dave, 18/01/2014 ) Q: Hi, I'm interested to know what level of study this certificate will provide, and will it open any doors for future opportunities for me. Thanks, Dave
( 20/01/2014 ) A: Hello Dave, This certificate is at a level 3 standard (A-Level). It will help you in pursuing any further education and also whether this is something you wish to go into in the first place. I would be happy to send you a sample lesson if you wish.

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Physics 100 Hours Certificate Course

Physics course online. Learn to develop the principles of physics as a foundation for applying theoretical physics in any world situations, from engineering and environmental management to rural industries and health sciences.

Learn to understand:

  • Motion
  • Waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Energy
  • And More........


Learning Goals: Physics BSC206
  • To present a review of the basic mathematical concepts required to understand and perform the calculations required in this course.
  • To present an introduction into the fundamentals of physics, and a brief overview of the lessons in this course.
  • To explain the following concepts and their applications: displacement, velocity, acceleration, speed, linear motion, momentum, force, work, energy, power, Newton’s law, equilibrium.
  • To understand the concept of Electrostatics.
  • To study the basic components of an electric circuit and their applications, and be able to measure the current, voltage and resistance in a circuit.
  • To Learn about magnetism, induction, magnetic fields and their applications in the real world
  • To define the concept of “energy” and explain the difference between Potential Energy and Kinetic Energy, and provide real life examples and applications to help the student understand these concepts.
  • To understand temperature and heat, and perform conversions between the three temperature measurement units - Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin.
  • To study light and its characteristics, and understand the various types of mirrors and lenses.
  • To gain an understanding into the world of nuclear physics and radioactivity and describe uses of radioactivity/radiation and understand the dangers and injuries which may result from radioactivity and radiation.
  • To get an introduction into the world of cosmology and astrophysics. The following will be explained: Introduction into early cosmology, Telescopes, The solar system and beyond, Distances, Magnitude.


Lesson Structure:   Physics BSC206

There are 10 lessons:

  1. Review of Basic Algebra
    • Introduction
    • Equations and formulae
    • Variables
    • Quadratic equations
    • Graphing
    • Geometry
    • Triangles
    • Basaic formulae
    • Quadrilaterals
    • Angles and radians
    • Logarithms and exponentials
    • Trigonometry
  2. Introduction: Scope and Nature of Physics
    • Observing, measuring, modeling, predicting
    • Units of measurement
    • Converting between units
    • Precision of measurements and identifying significant digits
  3. Forces and Mechanics
    • Physics and motion
    • Displacement
    • Speed and velocity
    • Acceleration
    • Force
    • Force of gravity
    • Work
    • Power
    • Energy
  4. Waves
    • What are waves
    • Properties of waves: longitudinal waves, transverse waves
    • Wave terminology
    • Relationship of frequency or period
    • Wave speed
    • Electromagnetic radiation and waves
    • Sound waves
    • Sound spectrum
    • Measuring sound
    • Speed of sound
    • Doppler effect
    • Standing waves and resonance
  5. Electricity and Magnetism
    • Electrostatics
    • Conductors and insulators
    • How to make an electroscope
    • Coulomb’s law
    • The electric field
    • Electricity and electric circuits
    • Current
    • Voltage
    • Resistance
    • Power
    • Ohm’s law
    • Circuits: series, parallel
    • Magnets
    • Magnetic forces
    • Ferromagnetism
    • Creating magnets
    • Earth’s magnetic fiels
    • Geomagnetic reversal
    • Electromagnetism
    • Electromagnetism and solenoids
    • Electric motors
    • Magnetic force
    • Right hand rule
    • Inductors
    • Lenz’s law
  6. Energy and Work
    • What is energy
    • Potential energy
    • Kinetic energy
    • Conservation of total energy and mechanical energy
    • Converting kinetic energy into potential energy
    • Work and force
    • Conservative and non conservative forces
    • Conservation of mass energy
  7. Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
    • Temperature measurement units
    • Fahrenheit
    • Celsius
    • Kelvin
    • Converting between units
    • What is heat
    • Heat transfers: thermal equilibrium
    • Thermal expansion and thermal contraction
  8. Light and Optics
    • What is light
    • Reflection
    • Refraction
    • Demonstration of refraction
    • Index of refraction
    • Difraction
    • The electromagnetic spectrum
    • How a rainbow forms
    • What are mirrors
    • Flat mirrors
    • Convex mirrors
    • Concave mirrors
    • Lenses
    • Converging lenses
    • Diverging lenses
  9. Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
    • Structure of matter
    • The periodic table
    • What is radioactivity
    • Alpha radiation
    • Beta radiation
    • Gamma radiation
    • Radioactivity applications
    • Nuclear medicine -diagnostic and therapy
    • Radioactive tracers in agriculture
    • Food irradiation
    • Archeological and geological dating
    • Radiocarbon dating
    • Half life
    • Power generation
    • Radiation effects and injuries
    • Cancer and burns caused by radiation
  10. Astronomy, Cosmology and Astrophysics
    • What is astronomy
    • The pioneers of astronomy
    • The branches of astronomy
    • Sub fields of astronomy
    • Astronomy in our daily life
    • The most important discoveries in astronomy
    • What is Cosmology
    • How did cosmology evolve
    • Hubbles law
    • Cosmological principle
    • Calculate the age of the universe using the Hubble constant
    • What is astrophysics

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the academy, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

What sorts of things will you learn in this course?

Maths is the language of physics, that’s why any Physics course will contain maths and why we are reviewing maths in this lesson. The maths found in this Lesson and Lesson X does not exceed anything you would learn in high school. It may seem like heavy going for this lesson, but it is worth persevering with as it will help you really understand what physics is all about. Much of physics is about explaining physical phenomena and being able to create predictive mathematical models or theories to explain why things occur as they do and be able to predict future results in a reliable manner.
Learn to Understand Motion

Examining objects in motion and understanding the concepts of displacement, velocity, speed and acceleration is a great way to understand how physics work. It is the study of motion which began since 400 years that gave birth to the science of physics, and is often known as “kinematics”. There are only a few mathematical equations that you need to know in this section and they are relatively simple and straight forward and easy to remember.
What are Waves?
Simply put waves are a form of energy travelling from one place to another; for example think of the sun, it is very far away yet its light and heat reaches earth, think of hitting a snare drum; the sound travels to your ears. These are only two examples of waves but there are many more. Unfortunately sound waves and radio waves can’t really be seen, this makes them hard to describe, however one can visualize how waves behave when dropping a stone into water.
What are Electrostatics?
Over the past few decades, people’s dependency on electricity has witnessed an exponential growth, compared with the past century where people only used a few electric lights. However, scientists began to study and research electricity long before electric lamps were invented. These studies and observations date back to the days of ancient Greeks when they observed that rubbing amber would allow it to attract smaller objects such as feathers. To better understand electricity, we need to start with understanding electrostatics which is the study of electric charges at rest.
Understanding Energy
The energy of an object can be defined as the potential of that object to do work. This has relevance to kinetic energy, potential energy and lother energy types such as chemical, electrical, nuclear and thermal energy. To further understand the concept of energy, consider a ball rolling on the ground. If you apply a force to the ball and increase its rolling speed, you are actually doing work on the ball which results in an increase in the ball’s energy. So as you can see, work and energy are inter-related and in this lesson you will learn how to calculate the work done on an object as well as the amount of potential and kinetic energy that object possesses at any point in time.

Learn more about things like this by studying this course; starting any time, and working through it at a pace that suits your own abilities.

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How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
Course StartBegin your learning at any time.
Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.
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Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.
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