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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
1. Solving Kinematics Problems
How do we use physics to answer questions about motion? One way is with kinematics, and in this lesson we'll examine several kinematics equations and how to use them.
2. How to Solve Physics Problems: Method & Examples
Physics is a subject that can't be memorized, but strategies for solving problems are applicable across all types of physics problems. In this lesson, we will go through a method to approach any physics problem.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Solving Physics Problems Using Multiple Kinematic Equations
There are five standard kinematics equations. Sometimes solving kinematics problems generally involves more than one of these equations. In this lesson, we will go through how to combine them to solve the problem.
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- The Scientific Model
- Using Vectors in Physics
- Displacement, Velocity & Acceleration
- Basics of Newton's Laws of Motion
- Newton's Law of Gravitation
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- Linear Momentum
- Overview of Rotational Motion
- Overview of Oscillations in Physics
- Overview of Waves in Physics
- Overview of Sound in Physics
- Overview of Light in Physics
- Overview of Fluids in Physics
- Studying for Physics 111