Physics 100: Mastering Kinematics
What you'll learn
- They will learn how to solve any one and two dimensional kinematics problem
- Feel comfortable using kinematics equations and solving graphical problems
- Develop a strategy to solve kinematic problems
- Learn how to solve relative motion problems such as river crossing problems
- Basic Algebra and some basic calculus
This course covers all of one and two dimensional kinematics and sets the foundation for other topics. The class is perfect for high school (honors and AP students), college and university students taking an introductory physics class. Students will learn to analyze the motion of an object using equations and graphs. I will teach you how to approach problems and help you develop your own problem solving strategies to become a better problem solver.
Problem solving using dimensional analysis
Example problems for each topic.
2) One-Dimensional (1D) Kinematics
Understanding the difference between displacement and distance traveled
Average velocity vs instantaneous velocity
Average acceleration vs instantaneous acceleration
Motion with constant acceleration: The BIG 5 kinematic equations
Solving problems using kinematic equations
Using graphs to solve problems
Interpreting graphs (position vs time, velocity vs time and acceleration vs time)
Calculating velocity from position vs time graphs
Calculating acceleration from velocity vs time graphs
Calculating displacement from velocity graphs
Calculating velocity from acceleration graphs.
+30 fully explained problems
3) Two Dimensional (2D) Kinematics
Learn how to apply kinematic the equations to analyze 2-dimensional motion
Analyze the motion of horizontally launched objects
Able to analyze the motion of a projectile launched at an arbitrary angle
Calculating the range of projectile, maximum height, and time of flight
10 fully explained problems and solutions
4) Relative Motion in 1D and 2D
Definition of relative velocity
Learn how to find the relative velocities of objects relative to different objects
1D Relative motion problems: objects moving on airport walkways
2D Relative motion problems: problems dealing with river crossing.
If at any point you don't understand something in my videos please feel free to reach out. I'm always willing to help someone learn. Physics Ninja always has your back!
If you have a topic that is missing from this course just email me and i'll add it to the curriculum.
Dr. E., Physics Ninja and Expert Physics and Math Teacher.
Who this course is for:
- First Year Physics and Engineering Students and AP Physics students
- Anyone who wants to learn how to solve kinematic problems
- Students preparing for finals or MCAT exam.
My name is Dr. E. I'm a physicist and I love teaching math and physics. I obtained my Ph.D. in physics and have been teaching physics now for over 15 years. I currently work as an engineer in mobile consumer electronics and am an adjunct physics faculty at Harper College in Chicago. I previously taught physics for the Princeton Review with a focus on MCAT physics and also trained new physics teachers. Visit my website to learn more about me.
I created these courses to make quality education more affordable. I tutor a lot of students and i know how expensive it can be to find a great, reliable tutor. All of my classes are a mix of lectures, where i review the basic theory and go over key concepts, and tutorials, where i show you how to solve problems and help you develop your own problem solving strategies. The classes contain several example problems for each topic and at the end i typically put together a series of problems ranging in difficulty for you to practice on your own. After you've tried to solve the problems on your own, come watch the videos and see how a Physics Ninja would solve the problem.
All of my courses are comprehensive which means they tend to be longer than other courses. I don't believe you can really learn physics with a 5-hour course covering a semesters worth of physics. To learn physics, you have to practice solving problems, all types of problems, conceptual and algebraic.
I'm committed to all of my students and reply to all emails and questions within 24 hours.