# Ch 3: Kinematics in Physics

Watch online physics video lessons and learn about kinematics and how it is used to describe the motion of points, objects and groups of objects. Use the brief quizzes that conclude each lesson to track your progress.

## Kinematics in Physics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objective

Kinematics is the study of motion of points, objects and groups of objects. In these lessons, you will learn about types of motion and terms that are used to describe motion. You'll learn to solve kinematics equations and how to represent motion with graphs. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

• Determine the position of an object at any time
• Explain the difference between velocity and speed
• Describe motion through the use of graphs
• Describe motion through the use of equations

Video Objective
What is Kinematics? - Studying the Motion of an Object In this lesson, we'll learn what kinematics is and how it is utilized.
Scalars and Vectors: Definition and Difference Here, you'll learn the difference between scalar and vector quantities and see examples.
What is Position in Physics? - Definition and Examples We'll explore what position is and how to determine the position of an object at any time.
Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples This lesson looks at the difference between displacement and distance.
Speed and Velocity: Difference and Examples You'll learn the definitions of speed and velocity and how they differ.
Acceleration: Definition, Equation and Examples Here, we'll examine average acceleration and its relationship to velocity.
Significant Figures and Scientific Notation This lesson will show you how to calculate with significant figures and how to use correct scientific notation.
Uniformly-Accelerated Motion and the Big Five Kinematics Equations You will learn to work with equations dealing with accelerated motion.
Representing Kinematics with Graphs We'll look at how to use graphs to describe motion.
Ticker Tape Diagrams: Analyzing Motion and Acceleration The use of ticker tape diagrams is explained here in regards to the study of acceleration and motion.
What are Vector Diagrams? - Definition and Uses This lesson describes vector diagrams and how they are used.
Using Position vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion We'll see how position vs. time graphs can be used to describe motion.
Determining Slope for Position vs. Time Graphs We'll learn how to find the slope of a position vs. time graph.
Using Velocity vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion This lesson explores how velocity vs. time graphs can be used to describe motion.
Determining Acceleration Using the Slope of a Velocity vs. Time Graph Here, you'll learn to calculate acceleration using the slope of a velocity vs. time graph.
Velocity vs. Time: Determining Displacement of an Object We'll examine how to determine the displacement of an object using a velocity vs. time graph.
Understanding Graphs of Motion: Giving Qualitative Descriptions We'll learn how to develop a qualitative description of motion given by displacement vs. time graphs.
Free Fall Physics Practice Problems In this lesson, you'll get practice in determining the height, speed and time of flight of an object in free fall.
Graphing Free Fall Motion: Showing Acceleration We'll see how to use different types of graphs to describe free fall motion.
The Acceleration of Gravity: Definition and Formula This lesson discusses an object's acceleration when gravity is its only influence.
Projectile Motion: Definition and Examples Here, you'll learn what a projectile is and see examples of projectile motion.
Projectile Motion Practice Problems This lesson will walk you through several examples of calculating the different parameters of projectile motion.
Kinematic Equations List: Calculating Motion Equations that describe and determine motion are examined in this lesson.

22 Lessons in Chapter 3: Kinematics in Physics
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