Physics: A beginners guide to Kinematics

This introduction course to vectors and kinematics is suitable for interested students with good algebra skills.
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (50 ratings)
3,046 students
Physics: A beginners guide to Kinematics
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (50 ratings)
3,046 students
understand the basic concepts of vectors and how to solve motion problems with them

Requirements

  • Algebra Skills at a Junior High School Level
Description

This course will explain the difference between a vector and a scalar and demonstrate how to solve simple problems in physics with them. I have been teaching physics for 14 years and I will guide you through this amazing subject. At the end of this course you will understand a fundamental property of physics: the vector and be able to solve simple problems with vectors. Sample questions and worked out answers are also a part of this course.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in physics
Course content
1 section • 7 lectures • 2h 29m total length
  • Vectors and Scalars
    20:13
  • Speed, Average Velocity and Instantaneous Velocity
    10:22
  • Acceleration
    11:19
  • Motion Graphs
    36:02
  • Equations of Motion
    14:04
  • Vector Addition
    23:15
  • Bonus Lecture: Projectile Motion
    34:07

Instructor
Physics and Math Teacher
Ryan Thompson
  • 4.8 Instructor Rating
  • 50 Reviews
  • 3,046 Students
  • 1 Course

I have been teaching physics for 14 years in the public school system. I love science, particularly physics and I still have a passion for teaching it. I find that teaching it helps me to learn it all the more. I have two children and I hope my passion for science and math rubs off on them and helps the to find their creative place in life.