One Dimensional Kinematics

Describing Motion with Words

  1. Introduction to the Language of Kinematics
  2. Scalars and Vectors
  3. Distance and Displacement
  4. Speed and Velocity
  5. Acceleration

Describing Motion with Diagrams

  1. Introduction to Diagrams
  2. Ticker Tape Diagrams
  3. Vector Diagrams

Describing Motion with Position vs. Time Graphs

  1. The Meaning of Shape for a p-t Graph
  2. The Meaning of Slope for a p-t Graph
  3. Determining the Slope on a p-t Graph

Describing Motion with Velocity vs. Time Graphs

  1. The Meaning of Shape for a v-t Graph
  2. The Meaning of Slope for a v-t Graph
  3. Relating the Shape to the Motion
  4. Determining the Slope on a v-t Graph
  5. Determining the Area on a v-t Graph

 Free Fall and the Acceleration of Gravity

  1. Introduction to Free Fall
  2. The Acceleration of Gravity
  3. Representing Free Fall by Graphs
  4. How Fast? and How Far?
  5. The Big Misconception

 Describing Motion with Equations

  1. The Kinematic Equations
  2. Kinematic Equations and Problem-Solving
  3. Kinematic Equations and Free Fall
  4. Sample Problems and Solutions
  5. Kinematic Equations and Graphs