5 cm ruler used for measurement in physics.Measurement in physics is very important.  In fact, measurement is one of the ways that physics set itself apart from earlier studies of nature.

Physics is based on the idea of mathematical models that describe nature.  Progress in physics involves refining these models, and in some cases replacing them.

In order to be able to determine when one model is better than another, physicists rely on precise, accurate measurements.

Measurement in Physics

In this course, you will explore how physicists measure and describe nature.  You will learn how to correctly read measuring instruments.  In addition, you will explore units, dimensions, conversions, and uncertainty in measurements.

This course is a work in progress.  I will be adding more information for ongoing improvement of the course.  For now, you can enjoy the class for free.

You can see the topics explored in the course in the table below.