Ch 34: Translational Motion for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution

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The Translational Motion chapter of this MCAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about translational motion formulas and processes. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the translational motion topics required in a typical MCAT prep course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other MCAT test-prep work.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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  • Struggle with understanding speed and velocity, acceleration, air resistance, free fall physics or any other translational motion topic
  • Have limited time for studying
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  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves struggling with translational motion
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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Learn about the roles of distance, length and time in translational motion.
  • Understand the difference between a scalar and vector.
  • Work with speed and velocity formulas.
  • Define and use the acceleration formula.
  • Describe the relationship between air resistance and free fall.
  • Graph free fall motion.

9 Lessons in Chapter 34: Translational Motion for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution
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Distance Formulas: Calculations & Examples

1. Distance Formulas: Calculations & Examples

Let's go on a road trip! In this lesson, we'll practice calculations involving distance, rate and time. We'll also look at how we determine the relationship between distance and fuel.

How to Solve Problems with Time

2. How to Solve Problems with Time

It's amazing how much time can be saved when people work together. In this lesson, we'll practice figuring out just how much time we're talking about as we solve problems involving time.

Scalars and Vectors: Definition and Difference

3. 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.

Vector Addition (Geometric Approach): Explanation & Examples

4. Vector Addition (Geometric Approach): Explanation & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain why we might need to add two vectors and, given magnitudes and directions, add two vectors using geometric methods. A short quiz will follow.

Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

5. 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.

What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula

6. 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.

Air Resistance and Free Fall

7. Air Resistance and Free Fall

Through experiments by Galileo and Newton, we can understand why all objects in free-fall experience the same acceleration, ''g''. We can also see why air resistance affects a falling object's velocity and how this can lead to a falling object reaching a terminal velocity.

Free Fall Physics Practice Problems

8. 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.

Graphing Free Fall Motion: Showing Acceleration

9. 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.

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