Motion in a Plane: Principles & Calculations


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Which of the displacements is two-dimensional?

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1. The data below gives the velocities and partial acceleration of a 6 kg mass. What is the acceleration of the object in the y-direction?

2. Two drones are flying in the x-z plane. What is the proper vector-addition setup to solve for the velocity of drone 2 relative to drone 1? Drone 1 is represented by the number 1 and drone 2 is represented by the number 2.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inside this quiz and worksheet combination, you are tested on the principles and calculations involved in motion along a plane. Questions focus on two-dimensional displacement, as well as billiard ball movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can expect the following topics to appear in the questions for this quiz:

  • Acceleration of an object
  • Drones flying along the x-z plane
  • Airplane velocity in the z-direction
  • The speed of an eight ball on a pool table

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use what you know to solve practice problems involving velocity
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about displacements in two dimensions
  • Knowledge application - utilize your skills to answer questions about acceleration

Additional Learning

For more study, check out the lesson titled Motion in a Plane: Principles & Calculations. Inside, you can find the extra material mentioned in this list:

  • Defining planar motion
  • Additional practice problems
  • Two-object relative motion