Ch 2: Kinematics & Vectors

About This Chapter

You will be able to expand your knowledge on kinematics and vectors by working through the lessons in this chapter. Completing this chapter will supplement textbooks, increase your knowledge, and prepare you for a test.

Kinematics & Vectors - Chapter Summary

You will have the opportunity to look through these lessons in this chapter to learn more information related to kinematics and vectors. You will review information like the quantities of vectors, importance of acceleration, equations related to uniform circular motion, and relative motion. Once you have completed the lessons in this chapter, you should be able to:

  • List the properties of vectors
  • Identify the formula for position vectors
  • Discuss how speed and velocity are different
  • Provide examples of motion that undergo constant acceleration
  • Define projectile motion

After going through all of the lessons, you will have a much better idea of these topics. This chapter is packed with useful and beneficial resources such as video lessons, video transcripts, lesson quizzes and a chapter test. All of these resources can be accessed as many times as you want to use them and you won't be forced to move forward to another chapter until you feel confident enough with the material in this chapter.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Kinematics & Vectors
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Vector Quantity in Physics: Definition & Examples

1. Vector Quantity in Physics: Definition & Examples

A vector refers to any quantity that needs a magnitude and a direction in order to fully describe the quantity. In this lesson you will learn about the properties of vectors (magnitude and direction) and how to determine what quantities are vectors and what are not vectors.

Position Vector: Formula & Examples

2. Position Vector: Formula & Examples

It's very often necessary to describe the location of a point in space. Position vectors do this in a very precise way. In this lesson we look at the mathematical formula for position vectors and then you'll be able to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Speed, Velocity & Acceleration

3. Speed, Velocity & Acceleration

Speed and velocity are not the same thing. Objects' speed and velocity can be identical or very different, depending on their directions of motion. In this article, learn more about these foundational physics concepts, including acceleration and free-falling objects.

Introduction to Constant Acceleration

4. Introduction to Constant Acceleration

The most useful type of motion in physics is that of constant acceleration. In this lesson you will learn about constant acceleration, why it is important, and an example of motion that undergoes constant acceleration.

Projectile Motion: Definition and Examples

5. Projectile Motion: Definition and Examples

A projectile is any object that is given an initial velocity and then follows a path determined entirely by gravity. In this lesson, we will introduce projectile motion and touch on a few key facts to keep in mind when working through these problems.

Uniform Circular Motion: Definition & Mathematics

6. Uniform Circular Motion: Definition & Mathematics

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what uniform circular motion is, in terms of both acceleration and forces. You will also be able to use equations for centripetal force and acceleration to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

Relative Motion & Acceleration: Definitions & Examples

7. Relative Motion & Acceleration: Definitions & Examples

Relative means 'compared to something', whether that be velocity or acceleration. In this lesson, we will investigate relative motion, including the relative velocity of two objects and relative acceleration of a rigid body.

Chapter Practice Exam
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