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Kinematics

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. 

In these videos you'll learn how to solve various problems involving kinematics.

You can navigate through the videos by clicking on the three-bar menu icon in the top left of the video and selecting the one you would like to watch from the playlist. The playlist is also shown below.


Playlist consists of:
  1. Horizontal motion 1
  2. Horizontal motion 2
  3. Horizontal motion 3
  4. Vertical motion
  5. Velocity time graph 1
  6. Velocity time graph 2
  7. Velocity time graph 3
  8. Projectile motion 1
  9. Projectile motion 2
  10. Central difference method: acceleration
  11. Central difference method: velocity