# Introduction to Mechanics: Kinematics

Study of Motion in One- and Two-Dimensions

HOW THIS COURSE WORK:

What you’ll learn

• Compare and contrast distance and displacement.
• Understand the graphical representation of displacement, velocity, and acceleration.
• Define and distinguish between vector and scalar physical quantities.
• Solve one- and two-dimensional kinematics problems.
• Describe the effects of gravity on an object’s motion.
• Add and subtract vectors (algebraically and graphically).
• Separately analyze the horizontal and vertical motions in projectile problems.

Course Content

• Introduction –> 2 lectures • 1min.
• Motion in a Straight Line –> 11 lectures • 1hr 19min.
• Kinematics in Two Dimensions –> 7 lectures • 48min.
• Conclusion –> 1 lecture • 1min. Requirements

• Familiar with precalculus (algebra, trigonometry, and functions).
• With little or no calculus knowledge.
• With little or no physics knowledge.

HOW THIS COURSE WORK:

This course, Introduction to Mechanics: Kinematics, covers the first chapter of your first physics course, including video and notes from whiteboard during lectures, and practice problems (with solutions!). I also show every single step in examples and derivations of formula/equations. The course is organized into the following sections:

• Motion in a Straight Line
• Kinematics in Two Dimensions

CONTENT YOU WILL GET INSIDE EACH SECTION:

Videos: I start each topic by introducing and explaining the concept. I share all my solving-problem techniques using examples. I show a variety of math issue you may encounter in class and make sure you can solve any problem by yourself.

Notes: In this section, you will find my notes that I wrote during lecture. So you can review the notes even when you don’t have internet access (but I encourage you to take your own notes while taking the course!).

Extra notes: I provide some extra notes, including formula sheets and some other useful study guidance.

Assignments: After you watch me doing some examples, now it’s your turn to solve the problems! Be honest and do the practice problems before you check the solutions! If you pass, great! If not, you can review the videos and notes again or ask for help in the Q&A section.

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