Ch 34: Translational Motion

About This Chapter

Brush up on your physical sciences knowledge by reviewing translational motion, a critical study in physics. Watch video lessons and use quizzes to assess your progress through this chapter.

Translational Motion - Chapter Summary

Add to and refresh your knowledge of the movements of bodies through space and time with our fun, informative video lessons. These videos will help you brush the dust off of your college physics studies, but with more zest and fun than some less inspiring textbooks. Topics of instruction cover:

  • Distance formulas
  • Solving problems with time
  • Scalars and vectors
  • Free fall and air resistance
  • Free-fall physics practice problems and graphs of free fall motion
  • Speed and velocity formulas
  • Vector addition using the geometric approach
  • Acceleration

The video lessons in this chapter help you understand the basic concepts and vocabulary terms you'll need to bring your knowledge of motion to the next level. The lessons are presented in short, engaging, and interesting videos: you'll learn about falling apples without falling asleep. Instructors make great use of realistic examples so you can quickly translate knowledge to wisdom and find reminders of your learning in everyday life. To be sure you have absorbed all the critical details, each lesson is followed by a brief multiple-choice quiz and the chapter concludes with an exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 34: Translational Motion
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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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