Physics

 

 


 

Customize your search:

E.g., 2017-01-22
E.g., 2017-01-22
E.g., 2017-01-22
Jan 23rd 2017

How can robots perceive the world and their own movements so that they accomplish navigation and manipulation tasks? In this module, we will study how images and videos acquired by cameras mounted on robots are transformed into representations like features and optical flow. Such 2D representations allow us then to extract 3D information about where the camera is and in which direction the robot moves. You will come to understand how grasping objects is facilitated by the computation of 3D posing of objects and navigation can be accomplished by visual odometry and landmark-based localization.

Average: 8 (3 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

How can robots determine their state and properties of the surrounding environment from noisy sensor measurements in time? In this module you will learn how to get robots to incorporate uncertainty into estimating and learning from a dynamic and changing world. Specific topics that will be covered include probabilistic generative models, Bayesian filtering for localization and mapping.

Average: 1.7 (3 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

Este curso introduce al alumno a la electrónica y los Arduinos, comenzando desde lo más básico de un circuito eléctrico y finalizando con el diseño de circuitos de baja complejidad empleando dispositivos electrónicos programables. Durante el curso los alumnos aprenderán los fundamentos básicos de la electricidad y de la electrónica, conocerán los diferentes bloques empleados en el diseño de un circuito electrónico, aprenderán las bases del diseño de circuitos analógicos y digitales, y serán introducidos a la programación de estos últimos empleando la plataforma Arduino.

Average: 2 (1 vote)
Jan 23rd 2017

Are we alone? This course introduces core concepts in astronomy, biology, and planetary science that enable the student to speculate scientifically about this profound question and invent their own solar systems.

Average: 8.3 (4 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth. Over two thousand years ago, the ancient Greeks wondered if there were other worlds in the cosmos. This question is now being experimentally tested. This course, offered by the UK Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh, is an introduction to astrobiology. It explores the origin and evolution of life on the Earth and its potential to exist elsewhere. Astrobiology addresses compelling questions of wide interest such as: How did life originate on the Earth? Is this an inevitable process and is life common across the Universe? Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary science that bridges fields as diverse as astrophysics, biology, geosciences and chemistry.

Average: 5.6 (15 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

This course provides an introduction to the most powerful engineering principles you will ever learn - Thermodynamics: the science of transferring energy from one place or form to another place or form. We will introduce the tools you need to analyze energy systems from solar panels, to engines, to insulated coffee mugs.

Average: 8 (3 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

Ce cours vous introduit à la physique subatomique, c'est à dire à la physique du noyau et à celle des particules élémentaires.

Average: 5.3 (3 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

Modern astronomy has made some astonishing discoveries - how stars burn and how black holes form; galaxies from the edge of the universe and killer rocks right next door; where the elements come from and how the expanding universe is accelerating. But how do we know all that? The truth is that astronomy would be impossible without technology, and every advance in astronomy is really an advance in technology. But the technology by itself is not enough. We have to apply it critically with a knowledge of physics to unlock the secrets of the Universe.

Average: 9 (3 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

Learn how to use math and science to solve everyday problems and better prepare yourself to continue studying science in high school and beyond. Have you ever wondered how you can apply math and science skills to real life? Do you wish you could go beyond what you've learned in the classroom? This science course will advance your knowledge as we unpack some important scientific thinking skills using real-world examples.

Average: 4 (3 votes)
Jan 18th 2017

Learn about rotational dynamics, rigid bodies and moment of inertia in this calculus-based physics course. This course is the third of a series of modules that cover calculus-based mechanics. You will explore rotational motion and learn about the concepts of torque and angular momentum. You will learn about the conservation of angular momentum, and use it with other conservation laws to solve complex problems in rotational dynamics.

No votes yet
Jan 16th 2017

An introduction to physics in the context of everyday objects.

Average: 4.8 (14 votes)
Jan 16th 2017

Before the advent of quantum mechanics in the early 20th century, most scientists believed that it should be possible to predict the behavior of any object in the universe simply by understanding the behavior of its constituent parts. For instance, if one could write down the equations of motion for every atom in a system, it should be possible to solve those equations (with the aid of a sufficiently large computing device) and make accurate predictions about that system’s future.

No votes yet
Jan 16th 2017

¿Por qué las grúas no se vuelcan al levantar grandes pesos? ¿por qué las mesas sólo necesitan tres patas (no alineadas) para apoyarse? Este curso te guiará paso a paso en los conocimientos básicos para entender el equilibrio de estructuras simples.

Average: 7 (1 vote)
Jan 16th 2017

Este curso provee al estudiante con conceptos y herramientas matemáticas para modelar problemas en física, que al aplicar podrá enfrentar con éxito los cursos de física universitarios. Así pues, la filosofía de este curso consiste en cubrir temas conceptuales relativos a la Física y desarrollar tu capacidad de aprender y aplicarlos en tu vida profesional.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Jan 16th 2017

This is an introductory astronomy survey class that covers our understanding of the physical universe and its major constituents, including planetary systems, stars, galaxies, black holes, quasars, larger structures, and the universe as a whole.

Average: 5.3 (6 votes)
Jan 16th 2017

Have you ever wondered why ceramics are hard and brittle while metals tend to be ductile? Why some materials conduct heat or electricity while others are insulators? Why adding just a small amount of carbon to iron results in an alloy that is so much stronger than the base metal? In this course, you will learn how a material’s properties are determined by the microstructure of the material, which is in turn determined by composition and the processing that the material has undergone.

No votes yet
Jan 16th 2017

This course explores the analysis and design of engineering structures considering factors of deflection, buckling, combined loading, & failure theories.

Average: 8.3 (4 votes)
Jan 16th 2017

Aprenderás las bases y los procedimientos precisos paso a paso para que puedas llevar a cabo la autoconstrucción de una vivienda básica, segura y económica para ti y tu familia; también te será de gran utilidad si estás buscando aprender a reparar, mejorar la estructura de tu vivienda e incluso si buscas autoemplearte.

No votes yet
Jan 16th 2017

Robotic systems typically include three components: a mechanism which is capable of exerting forces and torques on the environment, a perception system for sensing the world and a decision and control system which modulates the robot's behavior to achieve the desired ends. In this course we will consider the problem of how a robot decides what to do to achieve its goals.

No votes yet
Jan 16th 2017

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy. We will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries while also providing support at an introductory level for those who have no background in science.

Average: 6.8 (9 votes)

Pages