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Physics - Advanced Motion in Two Dimensions


Physics - Advanced Motion in Two Dimensions
Physics - Advanced Motion in Two Dimensions

Learn more about advanced motion using two dimensional vectors.


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Course Description

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. In this free online physics course the standard way to represent vectors and their axes as well as unit vector notation are explained in a clear and step-by-step manner. Examples show how to work out the angle or distance necessary to get the desired displacement. Using two known variables you will learn how to work through the process of calculating the remaining value, such as time in air or horizontal displacement using a variety of techniques. This free online physics course will be of great interest to students who are studying physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and to students who wish to pursue a career in any of the sciences or engineering fields, and even the sportsperson who wants to plan for a specific outcome when hitting a golf ball or batting a ball.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understand what unit vectors are used for; - Break down problem into individual components; - Solve for any variable using trigonometry ; - Solve for optimal height or distance;


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Module Title
Module 1: Understanding Advanced Motion using Two Dimensional Vectors
Module 2: Advanced Motion using Two Dimensional Vectors Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 22 reviews
Course Title: Physics - Advanced Motion in Two Dimensions
Course #: 517
Course Publisher: Khan Academy
Course Category: 85
Content Origin:
Course Description: 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. In this free online physics course the standard way to represent vectors and their axes as well as unit vector notation are explained in a clear and step-by-step manner. Examples show how to work out the angle or distance necessary to get the desired displacement. Using two known variables you will learn how to work through the process of calculating the remaining value, such as time in air or horizontal displacement using a variety of techniques. This free online physics course will be of great interest to students who are studying physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and to students who wish to pursue a career in any of the sciences or engineering fields, and even the sportsperson who wants to plan for a specific outcome when hitting a golf ball or batting a ball.
License: This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 07 November 2012
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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

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    Varun Singh India Good concept.. 2014-08-21 16:08:33
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    Santosh Raja India its good 2014-05-12 11:05:11
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    Jeffrey Whittaker United States of America This course explains th relationships between things in motion! 2014-04-19 22:04:39
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    Jeffrey Whittaker United States of America This course stimulates thought about the potential relationships between positive and negative values! 2014-04-18 00:04:48
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