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Two-Dimensional Motion and Vectors

Two-Dimensional Motion and Vectors

Author: Sarah Carlson
Description:

After this tutorial, students should know the basics of vectors and vector addition, and be able to apply vector addition to projectile motion and relative motion problems.

The objectives for this tutorial are:

 

Video #1 - Vectors
•Distinguish between a scalar and a vector.
•Add and subtract vectors by using the graphical method.
•Apply the Pythagorean theorem and tangent function to calculate the magnitude and direction of a resultant vector.
•Resolve vectors into components using the sine and cosine functions.
•Add vectors that are not perpendicular.
 
Video #2 - Projectile Motion
•Recognize examples of projectile motion.
•Describe the path of a projectile as a parabola.
•Resolve vectors into their components and apply the kinematic equations to solve problems involving projectile motion.

Video #3 - Relative Motion

•Describe situations in terms of frame of reference.

 

•Solve problems involving relative velocity.

 

The objectives for this tutorial were:

Video #1 - Vectors

•Distinguish between a scalar and a vector.
•Add and subtract vectors by using the graphical method.
•Apply the Pythagorean theorem and tangent function to calculate the magnitude and direction of a resultant vector.
•Resolve vectors into components using the sine and cosine functions.
•Add vectors that are not perpendicular.
 
Video #2 - Projectile Motion
•Recognize examples of projectile motion.
•Describe the path of a projectile as a parabola.
•Resolve vectors into their components and apply the kinematic equations to solve problems involving projectile motion.

 

Video #3 - Relative Motion

•Describe situations in terms of frame of reference.

•Solve problems involving relative velocity.

 

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Tutorial

Vectors

Honors Physics
Unit: Two-Dimensional Motion and Vectors
Concept: Vectors

Projectiles

Honors Physics
Unit: Two-Dimensional Motion and Vectors
Concept: Projectiles

Relative Motion

Honors Physics
Unit: Two-Dimensional Motion and Vectors
Concept: Relative Motion