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Ch 11: Modeling Motion

About This Chapter

This overview of modeling motion will cover topics like scalars, vectors, uniformly-accelerated motion, and linear momentum. You can use these brief lessons and quizzes to prepare for a test, complete a homework assignment, or supplement class materials.

Modeling Motion - Chapter Summary

These video and text lessons will improve your understanding of modeling motion. There are discussions on isolated systems in physics, the big five kinematics equations, non-uniform motion, and more. After completing the chapter, you'll be ready to do the following:

  • Describe methods used to model uniform and non-uniform motion
  • Explain the difference between scalars and vectors
  • Solve problems that combine position, displacement, velocity, and acceleration
  • Graphically analyze non-uniform motion in a straight line
  • Identify linear momentum
  • Recognize isolated systems and understand what makes them unique

We use brief text and video lessons, which helps you to grasp the concepts covered. Our expert instructors are engaging and use plenty of examples. For video lessons, the timelines let you easily navigate to specific topics based on what you need to review. Each lesson includes a short multiple-choice quiz to test your knowledge. Quizzes have links back to specific topics in the video.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Modeling Motion
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Scalars and Vectors: Definition and Difference

1. 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.

What Is Motion? - Definition & Equations

2. What Is Motion? - Definition & Equations

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what motion is and use basic equations of motion to solve problems. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Uniformly-Accelerated Motion and the Big Five Kinematics Equations

3. Uniformly-Accelerated Motion and the Big Five Kinematics Equations

In this lesson, we will begin to solve problems that combine position, displacement, velocity, and acceleration. I will introduce the Big Five Equations to help you on your way.

What Is Non-Uniform Motion? - Definition & Graph Analysis

4. What Is Non-Uniform Motion? - Definition & Graph Analysis

Whenever a moving object changes its speed, we say that its motion is non-uniform. In this lesson, learn more about non-uniform motion and how to analyze it graphically.

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.

Isolated Systems in Physics: Definition and Examples

6. Isolated Systems in Physics: Definition and Examples

Systems are important to understand when studying physics, but they are not always easy to describe. In this video lesson, you'll identify isolated systems and understand what makes them unique.

Chapter Practice Exam
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