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Physics - Introduction to Motion in Two Dimensions


Physics - Introduction to Motion in Two Dimensions

Physics - Introduction to Motion in Two Dimensions

Learn more about change in motion in two dimensions.


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Course Description

Calculating change in motion is a very important concept to master in physics. When change happens in one dimension it is relatively easy to calculate the variable.
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However, change rarely happens in just one direction so you need to learn how to manage more than one variable. This free online physics course explains how to visually represent each change in a dimension as a vector so that it can be easily understood. You will learn how to add two vectors together and calculate all the relevant information for the resulting third vector. Working through various examples, including different elevations and inclines, you will learn how to solve for any variable through the use of the right-angled triangle and then use trigonometry and quadratic equations to calculate the relevant variables. This free online physics course will be of great interest to students who are studying physics, chemistry, engineering and mathematics and to any individual who wants to learn more about the movement of objects in two dimensions.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Learn how to break movement into its components; - Use the right angled triangle and trigonometry to solve problems; - See how vectors plot against two dimensions; - Solve for one dimension using the other; - Learn how to solve to different elevations; - Calculate variables for projectile on an incline.


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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to Change in Motion in Two Dimensions
Module 2: Introduction to Change in Motion in Two Dimensions Assessment

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Course Title Physics - Introduction to Motion in Two Dimensions
Course # 510
Course Publisher Khan Academy
Course Category 85
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Course Description  Calculating change in motion is a very important concept to master in physics. When change happens in one dimension it is relatively easy to calculate the variable. However, change rarely happens in just one direction so you need to learn how to manage more than one variable. This free online physics course explains how to visually represent each change in a dimension as a vector so that it can be easily understood. You will learn how to add two vectors together and calculate all the relevant information for the resulting third vector. Working through various examples, including different elevations and inclines, you will learn how to solve for any variable through the use of the right-angled triangle and then use trigonometry and quadratic equations to calculate the relevant variables. This free online physics course will be of great interest to students who are studying physics, chemistry, engineering and mathematics and to any individual who wants to learn more about the movement of objects in two dimensions.
License  This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
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Release Date 07 November 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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