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# Physics - Introduction to Motion in Two Dimensions Course

Physics - Introduction to Motion in Two Dimensions

## Learn more about change in motion in two dimensions.

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#### Course Description

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.

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#### LEARNING OUTCOMES

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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 Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 12 votes Course Title: Physics - Introduction to Motion in Two Dimensions Course #: 510 Course Publisher: Khan Academy Course Category: 85 Content Origin: Course Description: 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. License: This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence: Release Date: 07 November 2012 Content Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours Video/Audio: High Audio Only: High Animation: None Assessments: Yes Education Level Age appropriateness: 18+ Years Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary Validation: Level 5 ALISON Testing: Yes Certification Availability PDF Download: Yes Parchment: Yes Framed Certification: Yes