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Ch 16: Dimensions of Motion in Physics

About This Chapter

This Dimensions of Motion in Physics chapter provides a great way to round out your comprehension of the subject and its various terms and concepts. It features instructor-taught lessons that allow you to go at your own pace.

Dimensions of Motion in Physics - Chapter Summary

This chapter takes you through a multitude of concepts and measurements key to the motion dimensions in physics. It breaks down topics one by one so you can firmly grasp each of them before moving on to another. By the end of this chapter, you can expect to have solidified and enhanced your understanding of:

  • Formulas and equations for speed, velocity, and acceleration
  • Distance and displacement
  • Velocity as compared with time
  • Linear momentum and its conservation
  • Momentum and impulse
  • Vectors and scalars

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6 Lessons in Chapter 16: Dimensions of Motion in Physics
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Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

1. Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

Did you know that an object's speed and velocity may not be the same? This lesson describes the concepts of speed and velocity relating to objects in motion. We'll look at a specific example to help learn how to calculate both speed and velocity.

Acceleration: Definition, Equation and Examples

2. Acceleration: Definition, Equation and Examples

Acceleration can be a tricky topic for many students who tend to get hung up on an object's speed. In this lesson, we will explore the common aspects of acceleration and why speed is not always important.

Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples

3. Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples

Distance and displacement might seem like similar terms but in physics, understanding the difference can mean getting a question right instead of wrong. In this lesson, we will define these terms and illustrate how easy it is to confuse the two.

Velocity vs. Time: Determining Displacement of an Object

4. Velocity vs. Time: Determining Displacement of an Object

There is a lot of information you can determine by looking at a velocity vs. time graph. In this lesson, we will use a little geometry to calculate the displacement of the object represented by the graph.

Linear Momentum: Definition, Equation, and Examples

5. Linear Momentum: Definition, Equation, and Examples

Any moving object has momentum, but how much momentum it has depends on its mass and velocity. In this lesson, you'll identify linear momentum, as well as see examples of how an object's momentum is affected by mass and velocity.

Scalars and Vectors: Definition and Difference

6. Scalars and Vectors: Definition and Difference

In this lesson, we will examine scalars and vectors, learn why it is important to know the difference between the two and why remembering to add a direction to many of your exam answers could be the reason you get it right or wrong.

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