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Physics with Algebra Online

  1. Feb 17, 2016 #1

    joshmccraney

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    Hi PF!

    I have a twin brother in the military who is trying to take physics with algebra online (for military purposes he is unable to commute to a University). I thought this course would be easy to find since nearly every school offers calculus online. I haven't been able to find any schools that are widely accredited (for example, University of Phoenix online is not accepted at most Universities evidently).

    Does anyone here know of a US university or CC that offers this?

    Thanks so much!

    Josh
     
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  3. Feb 18, 2016 #2

    jedishrfu

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    Have you checked Khan's Academy courses?

    khanacademy.org

    and for math

    mathispower4u.com

    or are you looking for credit courses like Coursera?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coursera

    https://www.coursera.org

    or MIT online courses (not sure about credit)?

    http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

    https://www.edx.org

    With respect the Univ of Phoenix and Coursera , are for-profit schools.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Phoenix

    Recently, there's a controversy growing over for-profit schools and veterans using the GI bill to pay for a substandard education.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2016 #3

    bcrowell

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    A physics course will include a lab, and the lab requires lots of expensive and specialized equipment. That's why my school, and presumably others, has never tried to offer a purely online physics course.

    @jedishrfu : The OP was asking specifically about courses from accredited schools, so I don't think Khan Academy, etc., are going to work.
     
  5. Feb 18, 2016 #4
    I agree that the biggest problem is the need for the lab portion of the course.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2016 #5

    jedishrfu

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    Thanks, yeah, I saw that in his post and asked about it in my response.

    I figured that maybe they were looking for anything to study though.
     
  7. Feb 18, 2016 #6

    joshmccraney

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    Thank you all for a response. He does need a credited course since he is planning to attend a sonography program after he is out of the military, and one of the prerequisites to admission is a basic physics course.

    Thanks again for the responses!
     
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