# Ch 2: Studying Motion with Kinematics

### About This Chapter

## Studying Motion with Kinematics - Chapter Summary

Use the video lessons in this chapter on motion and kinematics to help students better understand this aspect of physics. The lessons help students define kinematics and acceleration and examine the differences between speed and velocity. Students also learn how to use graphs to explore free fall motion and use a formula to examine the acceleration of gravity. The lessons also offer free fall physics practice problems and highlight the big five kinematics equations. A timeline is available to help you jump to different topics in each video lesson and you can reach out to instructors with any questions. Students can also take lesson quizzes to assess their comprehension of kinematics.

## Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson | Objective |
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What is Kinematics? - Studying the Motion of Objects | Students define kinematics and take a deeper look into the motion of objects. |

Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples | This lesson helps students define distance and displacement in physics as well as offers examples. |

Speed and Velocity: Difference and Examples | Students discover the differences between speed and velocity and explore examples of each. |

Acceleration: Definition, Equation and Examples | Instructors help students explore acceleration, offering its definition, equation and examples. |

Representing Kinematics with Graphs | Students learn how to represent kinematics through the use of graphs. |

Uniformly-Accelerated Motion and the Big Five Kinematics Equations | Students examine uniformly-accelerated motion and take a closer look at the big five kinematics equations. |

Free Fall Physics Practice Problems | With this lesson, students are introduced to free fall physics and can see practice problems. |

Graphing Free Fall Motion: Showing Acceleration | This lesson shows students how to graph free fall motion by showing acceleration. |

The Acceleration of Gravity: Definition & Formula | Students learn how to define the acceleration of gravity and are also presented its formula in this lesson. |

### 1. What is Kinematics? - Studying the Motion of Objects

Kinematics is the study of the motion of objects. Kinematics can tell you a lot about motion, but not everything. In this lesson, we will examine the types of questions kinematics can and cannot answer.

### 2. 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.

### 3. Speed and Velocity: Difference and Examples

Is it possible to drive with a speed of 100 mph but a velocity of 0? In this lesson, we will examine the difference between speed and velocity and use that information to answer this question.

### 4. 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.

### 5. Representing Kinematics with Graphs

In this lesson, we will introduce how to use graphs to visually represent kinematics. For some students, graphing these types of problems is easier than using algebra equations.

### 6. 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.

### 7. Free Fall Physics Practice Problems

In this lesson, we will dive into doing calculations involving free falling objects. We will begin with a few helpful tips to get started before working through a couple of example problems.

### 8. Graphing Free Fall Motion: Showing Acceleration

Kinematics topics are great for using x, y scatter graphs to visualize motion. In this lesson, we will examine the basic shapes of two different types of graphs of an object in free fall.

### 9. The Acceleration of Gravity: Definition & Formula

In this lesson, we will introduce the acceleration due to gravity. Objects in free fall are one of the few real world examples of straight line motion with constant acceleration, so they are commonly used when learning kinematics.

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