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Physics - Introduction to Motion in Two Dimensions

Learn more about change in motion in two dimensions as well as displacement, velocity, acceleration, and force.

Physics
Free Course
This free online physics course will introduce you to the study of motion in two dimensions. You will learn how to visually represent each change in a dimension as a vector and solve for any variable using the right-angled triangle. You will also use trigonometry and quadratic equations to calculate for relevant variables, add two vectors together, and calculate all the relevant information for the resulting third vector, and more.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Khan Academy

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Description

Calculating the 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 course begins by discussing the change in motion in two dimensions. You will learn to visualize vectors in 2 dimensions and look into projectile at an angle and projectile on an Incline.

You will then study the different ways to determine the time in the air. This course will also discuss launching and landing on different elevations, total displacement for a projectile, total final velocity for a projectile, and correction to total final velocity for a projectile. You will look at a sample computation which will show you that the horizontal displacement is the amount of time in the air multiplied by the constant horizontal velocity.

Upon completion of this course, you will gain a better understanding on how to break movement into its components, use the right-angled triangle and trigonometry to solve problems, learn how vectors plot against two dimensions, solve for one dimension using the other, solve to different elevations, and calculate variables for projectile on an incline. Sign up for this course now and start learning about the movement of objects in two dimensions.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will be able to: - Break movement into its components; - Use the right angled triangle and trigonometry to solve problems; - Describe how vectors plot against two dimensions; - Solve for one dimension using the other; - Solve to different elevations; - and calculate variables for projectile on an incline.

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