Physics: A beginners guide to Kinematics

This introduction course to vectors and kinematics is suitable for interested students with good algebra skills.
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (72 ratings)
4,273 students
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understand the basic concepts of vectors and how to solve motion problems with them


  • Algebra Skills at a Junior High School Level


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 section7 lectures2h 29m total length
  • Vectors and Scalars
  • Speed, Average Velocity and Instantaneous Velocity
  • Acceleration
  • Motion Graphs
  • Equations of Motion
  • Vector Addition
  • Bonus Lecture: Projectile Motion


Physics and Math Teacher
Ryan Thompson
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 72 Reviews
  • 4,272 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.