Become a Kinematics (1D) Master
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Become a Kinematics (1D) Master

Grasping the basics of 1 dimensional motion
4.8 (6 ratings)
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Created by Mahesh Shenoy
Last updated 9/2017
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to understand the concepts of Speed, Velocity, acceleration and reference frames
  • Have an intuition behind basic characteristics of motion and have problem solving abilities
  • You will be ready to taken on 2D kinematics and more!
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  • You need to know algebra, and basic maths (dealing with fractions, multiplications, percentages)
  • And most importantly, you need to know how to use a calculator

This course is all about Kinematics in 1D, the physics of moving things along a straight line. Kinematics is always the first topic you would have to master in order to understand the laws of the universe.  Everything in the universe is moving, so kinematics is the most fundamental thing you will need to know to do any kind of physics. 

I expect no prior knowledge of physics, in order for you to take this course. The only pre requisites are little bit of math (mentioned in the course basics). Although kinematics needs calculus, I will be teaching everything calculus that we will be needed to tackle various scenarios. So don't worry about calculus :)

The course is structured as follows

Concept videos, Practice problem videos, Extra information (Which is not mandatory but helps you get more insight and get more out of the course :))

For every concept, I have included trivial and challenging quizzes to make sure, you can check your understanding and review any material if needed. 

There are assignment questions which test your application abilities and how you are able to connect various topics together. 

At the end you have practice test, with timings and scores. This makes you self evaluate your learning and understand how much you have gained from the entire course. 

So what are you waiting for, enrol and let's get.. wait for it... moving! (sorry for that, my jokes get better)

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is targeted for people who are taking/going to take any physics courses
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Curriculum For This Course
49 Lectures
1 Lecture 03:32
Basic Characteristics of motion Part1
7 Lectures 46:47

This first video explains, the most basic concept about motion. 
Distance and Displacement.

Distance, Displacement

Test your understanding of Distance, Displacement, Speed and Velocity

Test Your Understanding about Distance and Displacement
3 questions

Average Speed and Average Velocity

Test Your Understanding about Average Speed and Velocity
3 questions

In this video, we will solve a numerical to apply our knowledge of distances and speeds

Example On Average Speed and Average Velocity

This is a classic problem. Here is an example of why sometimes people find physics difficult. Because it tends to contradict with our intuition. The problem arises when we don't have the right intuition, or when we don't understand a concept thoroughly. This video clears out some misconception about average values in general. 

And you will get a chance to check your intuition by solving an assignment below

Example on Average Speed and Average Velocity 2

Like discussed in the video, here is a chance to think about averaging in a little bit detail
Can you crack this?
2 questions

This is going to blow your mind away. Here we will define, something that seems paradoxical. We will figure out how to conceptualise speed at a particular moment in time.  

Instantaneous Speed ?

To get some intuition behind instant speed. Let's do a demo shall we? Here we will calculate the speed of the ball just before it hits the ground. 

Instantaneous Speed Demo

Let's learn some notations that we use to denote instant speed and velocity. Also you need to figure out something by the end of this video, and let me know your thoughts on the assignment question below

Defining Instantaneous Speed and Instantaneous Velocity

Like discussed in the video, the goal of this assignment is for you to try and figure out why the instantaneous value of velocity is the same as that of speed
Why does instant velocity have the same magnitude as speed?
1 question

Understanding Instantaneous Speed and Instantaneous Velocity
3 questions

This assignment is to test your understanding about Speeds and Velocities
Basics of characteristics of motion
4 questions
Basic Characteristics of motion Part2 (acceleration)
6 Lectures 35:49

Can you guess who would win? 

Who will win?

What do you think about the race?
Who will Win?
1 question

And here is the solution!

And the Answer is (Understanding Acceleration)

Now that we have a solid intuition behind, what acceleration is, we will go ahead and define it in this video

Defining Acceleration

This video is exclusively about figuring out the direction of the acceleration

Understanding Direction of acceleration

Another example of direction of acceleration

Test your understanding of Acceleration
6 questions

Acceleration Simple Numericals

This assignment aims to make you understand about acceleration
Practice problems to understand acceleration
6 questions
Differential Calculus and Instantaneous Rate of Change
5 Lectures 41:58

In this episode, we will look at a mathematical way of representing motion using a position function. Once we understand position function, we will learn to calculate average velocity from it

Position Function and Average velocity

Find average velocity

Understanding Position functions and Average Velocities
3 questions

Now that we have a position function, we should be able to calculate (for the very first time) instant velocities and speeds. I will teach you how, in this episode

Position Function and Instantaneous Velocity

Practice the art of calculating instantaneous velocity

Understanding position functions and Instant velocities
2 questions

We will be smart now, and figure out the velocity at some random moment of time to

Instantaneous velocity at any time t0

You will calculate instant velocity at t0 for two functions. Ready? GO!

Calculating velocity at t0
2 questions

We don't want to keep calculating the velocity, manually right? So once we generalise, we can use the formula to evaluate velocities and speeds for most functions

Differentiation of t power n

Let's just see how much you have grasped from the previous episode

Understanding derivative of t power n
3 questions

Example Numerical (Calculating Average Speed)

This assignment contains questions that will test your understanding of the this section (derivatives and functions)
Functions and derivatives
4 questions
Types of motion - 1 Uniform motion and Graphs
6 Lectures 51:42
Uniform Motion and Graphing

Let's check your understanding of Uniform Motion

Understanding Uniform motion
5 questions

Understanding motion from Position time Graphs

Understanding Position Time Graphs and Uniform Motion and Slopes
6 questions

Examples on Position time graphs

Velocity Time Graphs

Test your Understanding about Velocity Time graphs
5 questions

Numerical Examples on Graphs

Bus and Superman (Double trouble)

Check your understanding

Double Trouble
1 question

This assignment makes you apply the knowledge you gained from the section of Uniform Motion
Uniform Motion
5 questions
Types of Motion - 2 Uniformly Accelerated Motion
7 Lectures 01:02:39
What is UAM

Let's have a quick check of your UAM understanding

Check your understanding of UAM
2 questions

How to calculate displacement? Part1

How to calculate displacement part 2

Vt graphs to the rescue

This assignment is to help you understand derive the equations of kinematics all by yourself.
3 questions

Deriving Equations of Uniformly Accelerated Motion

Which of the following represents the correct equation for the displacement? (the symbols are defined in the previous video)

Equations of motion
2 questions

Using Equations of motion (Example Numerical)

Examples on Position Time Graphs

Understanding position time graphs in UAM
1 question

Check your understanding of UAM and equations of motion
3 questions
Free Fall and Projectile Motion
5 Lectures 30:05
Falling may not be what YOU think!

How Galileo figured it out

Check your understanding of Free fall
3 questions

A ball thrown up

A ball thrown up (graphs)

Ball thrown up from Tower
Non Uniformly Accelerated Motion
5 Lectures 48:17
Variable Acceleration


Integral Notation

Example Numerical 1

Example Numerical 2
Motion Is Relative
6 Lectures 44:47
Who is moving?

Changing reference frames

Bus And Super man (Double trouble Revisited)

The Police Chase (Double trouble 2)

A special reference frame!

Free Falling reference frame (numerical)
1 Lecture 00:00
About the Instructor
Mahesh Shenoy
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Hello there, I am Mahesh Shenoy, but you can call me Mashy

I am basically an electronics engineer, but I shifted branches from applied electronics to pure science - namely physics about 4 years ago. My passion for physics grew watching the famous Walter Lewin lectures on youtube, and I always had a thing for teaching. As a student I know exactly what makes lectures boring, and uninteresting. I have dedicated past few years to master physics and teaching. I would say I am quite pleased with where I stand

Whether you will be able to master concepts of physics, is something that only you can decide. I can promise you, if you hear me out, I ll make you love physics. I ll make you see physics in your everyday world, and your life will never remain the same!