Kinematics is the study of objects in motion. It looks at how objects move through space, and is concerned with certain properties of the objects, such as position, velocity and acceleration.
Kinematics is a branch of mechanics, and as such has many practical applications. Understanding how objects behave in motion allows us to make accurate calculations about the position and velocity of objects, which is very useful in engineering and physics.
Watch the video playlist below for guidance on how to solve various problems involving kinematics.
Click on the 3-bar menu icon in the top left of the video to navigate to different videos in the playlist.
- Using the SUVAT equations 1 (S=displacement; U=initial velocity; V=final velocity; A=acceleration; T=time)
- Using the SUVAT equations 2
- Using the SUVAT equations 3
- Using the SUVAT equations 4
- Velocity time graphs 1
- Velocity time graphs 2
- Projectile motion 1
- Projectile motion 2
- Central difference method 1: velocity
- Central difference method 2: acceleration