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Introduction to Kinematics

This free online course on kinematics introduces you to the concepts of distance and displacement in basic motion.

Publisher: Mahesh Shenoy
This free online course on kinematics introduces you to the concept of distance and displacement in basic motion. You will learn how to ascertain the value of average velocity and instantaneous velocity. You will also learn about the concept of position function and velocity-time graphs. By the end of the course, you will become better informed about the relationship between displacement average velocity and the time travelled by an object.
Introduction to Kinematics
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    5-6 Hours
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Kinematics is a special area under physics containing a lot of branches. It is the science that illustrates the movement of objects using graphs and equations. An important branch in Kinematics is Mechanics is the study of the motion of objects. This free online Introduction to Kinematics course focuses on the principles and laws that govern the movement of objects. Enrol for this course to study the foundation of kinematics including its various applications in science and engineering. You will discuss terms such as acceleration, displacement, instantaneous velocity, free fall and relative motion. Learn how kinematics is used in exploring the motion of the earth in relation to other bodies in the universe. Do you know that even though distance and displacement are similar, they have quite some differences, especially in terms of direction movement? Do you also know that there is a difference between instantaneous velocity and average velocity? You will learn more about how to use these two types of velocity in kinematics from this course.

Furthermore, this course explains the concepts of distance and displacement in basic motion. The course also discusses how to ascertain the average value of average speed and average velocity. You will learn to solve a number of sample problems on how to compare the speed of two particles. The course describes instantaneous speed and how it affects the rate of change of position of an object for a time interval. This course then explains how to determine the rate of change of velocity on an object in practical terms. You will learn how to calculate the acceleration of an object and the impact acceleration has on the distance covered. In this course, you will learn about the relationship between speed, velocity and acceleration. Do you know the importance of the position function in kinematics? You will learn how to use the position function to find velocity and acceleration on an object in this course. The course describes how to calculate the velocity of a particle at a particular time interval using a general equation. Several examples that help us in understanding how the velocity of a particle or object is being calculated will also be illustrated.

Finally, you will be introduced to uniform motion and how it impacts a body travelling in a straight line. This course explains the uniform motion graph along with some examples of uniform motion. You will study how the velocity-time graph shows the speed and direction an object travels over a specific period of time. You will also learn how Velocity-time graphs are called speed-time graphs in some instances. The course goes on to explain uniformly accelerated motion and how the velocity of an object is constantly changing. You will discuss examples of natural occurrences where uniform acceleration exists. In this course, you will learn how to calculate the displacement of an object in motion. Explore the relationship between displacement, average velocity and the time travelled by an object. You will study different equations of motion and the methods used in deriving them. Get to analyze SVAT numerical and position-time graphs. Another interesting concept discussed is about objects under the influence of gravity which is in free fall. You will be introduced to various works of scientists several years ago in discovering how the free fall of objects occurs. If you are interested in learning more about mechanics and physics, then this course is for you. Sign up for this course today and enhance your knowledge of kinematics as you explore this branch of physics!

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