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Speed, Acceleration & Momentum - Chapter Summary
You can learn important topics related to speed, acceleration and momentum by watching the helpful video lessons you can find in this chapter. Difficult scientific concepts such as these are much easier to understand if you use our clear and informative study resources.
These lessons will cover the basic facts on speed, acceleration and momentum as they apply to the field of physics. You will learn essential scientific formulas and definitions needed to grasp these topics. These lessons will specifically cover:
- Calculations to determine velocity and speed
- The definition and formula of acceleration
- How angular momentum and linear momentum differ
- The impact of mass and velocity on linear momentum
Each lesson is taught by our experienced lesson instructors, who share their expertise to ensure that you understand these key topics. Once you have completed the lessons, you can answer questions in the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to see what you recall about the chapter's main points. Your personal Dashboard is also a useful tool for seeing how much progress you have made as you complete these lessons.
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.
2. What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula
This lesson describes the difference between speed, velocity and acceleration. Examples are used to help you understand the concept of acceleration and learn to calculate acceleration with a mathematical formula.
3. Angular Momentum vs. Linear Momentum
After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain the difference between angular and linear momentum and solve problems using angular momentum equations. A short quiz will follow.
4. 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.
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