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Physics - Advanced Motion in Two Dimensions

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Physics - Advanced Motion in Two Dimensions
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Using vectors to study motion is a fundamental skill to have when studying physics. Vector quantities used to describe the physical world include displacement, velocity, acceleration, and force. In this free online physics course the standard way to represent vectors and their axes as well as unit vector notation are explained in a clear and step-by-step manner. Examples show how to work out the angle or distance necessary to get the desired displacement. Using two known variables you will learn how to work through the process of calculating the remaining value, such as time in air or horizontal displacement using a variety of techniques. This free online physics course will be of great interest to students who are studying physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and to students who wish to pursue a career in any of the sciences or engineering fields, and even the sportsperson who wants to plan for a specific outcome when hitting a golf ball or batting a ball.

  • Learning outcomes:
    - Understand what unit vectors are used for;
    - Break down problem into individual components;
    - Solve for any variable using trigonometry ;
    - Solve for optimal height or distance;

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Modules List( 2 )
  • Note: Students undertaking this course should hav...
  • Module 1: Understanding Advanced Motion using Two Dimensional Vectors
    • Unit Vectors and Engineering Notation
    • Clearing the Green Monster at Fenway
    • Green Monster at Fenway Part 2
    • Optimal angle for a projectile part 1
    • Optimal angle for a projectile part 2 - Hangtime
    • Optimal angle for a projectile part 3 - Horizontal distance as a function of angle (and speed)
    • Optimal angle for a projectile part 4 Finding the optimal angle and distance with a bit of calculus
  • Module 2: Advanced Motion using Two Dimensional Vectors Assessment
    • 2 Dimensional Vectors - Notation and Optimal Values assessment
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 2: Advanced Motion using Two Dimensional Vectors Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours

  • Publisher

    Khan Academy

  • Video


  • Audio


  • Assessment


  • Certification


  • Price


  • Reward

    50 Pts

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