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Physics - Introduction to Motion in Two Dimensions Free Course

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  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • 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.

  • 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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Modules List( 2 )
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  • Module 1: Introduction to Change in Motion in Two Dimensions
    • Visualizing Vectors in 2 Dimensions
    • Projectile at an Angle
    • Different Way to Determine Time in Air
    • Launching and Landing on Different Elevations
    • Total Displacement for Projectile
    • Total Final Velocity for Projectile
    • Correction to Total Final Velocity for Projectile
    • Projectile on an Incline
  • Module 2: Introduction to Change in Motion in Two Dimensions Assessment
    • Working with 2 Dimensional Vectors assessment
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Module 2: Introduction to Change in Motion in Two Dimensions Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours

  • Publisher

    Khan Academy

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  • Certification


  • Price


  • Reward

    50 Pts

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