Physics - Advanced Motion in Two Dimensions
Gain better insight into advanced motion using two-dimensional vectors, optimal angle for a projectile, and more.
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This course begins by giving you an overview of advanced motion using two-dimensional vector. 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. You will study unit vectors and engineering notation as well as look into the famous Fenway Park in Boston and figure out what is the velocity needed for a batter to hit the ball, make it cross the Green Monster, and hit home run.
You will then study the optimal angle for a projectile. You will learn that a vector is something that has a magnitude and direction while speed is just the magnitude of the velocity. You will learn how to solve for the vertical velocity or the vertical component of the velocity, the horizontal speed or the horizontal component, the magnitude of the horizontal component, and the optimal angle and distance using a bit of calculus.
It is very interesting to know that you can plan for a specific outcome when hitting a golf ball or batting a ball. Upon completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of what a unit vector is used for and be able to break down a problem into individual components. You will also learn how to solve for any variable using trigonometry as well as for optimal height or distance. Check out this course and learn more about advanced motion in two dimensions today.
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
Upon completion of this course you will be able to: - Describe what unit vectors are used for; - Break down problem into individual components; - Solve for any variable using trigonometry; - and solve for optimal height or distance.
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