Physics - Kinematics through Practical Examples
Learn more about acceleration, velocity, vector, scalar, and displacement with this kinematics course.
Take this certificate on your own.
Start now and learn at your own pace.
CertificationView course modules
This course begins by introducing you to the concept of kinematics which is the study of the movement and motion of objects. You will look at practical examples to help you gain a clear understanding of the kinematics principles and the importance of physics in solving real-world problems. You will learn how to calculate practical examples and problems related to movement, work through examples using formulas, calculate acceleration, velocity, displacement of a body, and use velocity-time graph to visualize data.
You will then learn that race cars accelerate when cornering even if traveling at a constant speed as there is a change in direction. This course will also show you that the Airbus A380 has a takeoff velocity of 280 km/hour and that an FA-18 Hornet has a take-off speed of 260 km/hour from an aircraft carrier and needs an aircraft length of 80 meters. You will also learn that distance is the area under velocity-time line and that displacement can be calculated as the area under the curve in a velocity-time graph.
In physics, the study of movement and the motion of objects is called kinematics which is a branch of mechanics. The study of the motion of objects focuses on topics such as acceleration, position, and velocity. Upon the completion of this course, you will better understand the movement of objects by looking at the real-world application of kinematics. Sign up now and see how science can help you answer real-world questions.
Module 1: Understanding Movement using Practical Examples
Airbus A380 Take-off Time
Airbus A380 Take-off Distance
Why Distance is Area under Velocity-Time Line
Average Velocity for Constant Acceleration
Acceleration of Aircraft Carrier Takeoff
Race Cars with Constant Speed Around Curve
Module 2: Understanding Movement Assessment
Upon completion of this course you will be able to: - Discuss kinematics; - Provide practical examples related to movement; - and work through examples using formulas.
All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:
Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning
Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:
Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping
All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.