Ch 5: Understanding Kinematics in Physics

About This Chapter

Work through this online physics chapter to improve your kinematics knowledge. These bite-sized lessons and quizzes can benefit students who need to practice solving kinematics problems for upcoming exams, class assignments or homework.

Understanding Kinematics in Physics - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find a handful of physics lessons that examine basic kinematics concepts. Follow along with our expert instructors to learn about uniformly accelerated motion, the acceleration of gravity, common kinematics equations and more. Each lesson is accompanied by a short quiz to help you practice solving kinematics problems on your own. The chapter's 24/7 availability allows you to study at any time that's convenient, and you can access these resources on any computer or mobile device. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Solve physics and kinematics problems
  • Explain the concept of uniformly accelerated motion
  • Recognize and use the big five kinematics equations
  • Apply the acceleration of gravity formula
  • Use multiple kinematic equations to solve physics problems

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