Student Learning Objectives
Lessons / Lecture Notes
Important Equations
Example Problems
Pencasts
Applets and Animations
Videos
Student Learning Objectives
Lessons / Lecture Notes
The Physics Classroom (conceptual)
PY105 Notes from Boston University (algebra-based):
Introductory physics notes from University of Winnipeg (algebra-based):
HyperPhysics (calculus-based)
PHY2048 notes from Florida Atlantic University (calculus-based):
PHY2043 notes from Florida Atlantic University (calculus-based)
General Physics I notes from ETSU (calculus-based)
Try the new "Ladybug Motion 2D" simulation for the latest updated version. Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration vectors. Move the ball with the mouse or let the simulation move the ball in four types of motion (2 types of linear, simple harmonic, circle). Learn about position, velocity and acceleration vectors. Move the ladybug by setting the position, velocity or acceleration, and see how the vectors change. Choose linear, circular or elliptical motion, and record and playback the motion to analyze the behavior. Blast a Buick out of a cannon! Learn about projectile motion by firing various objects. Set the angle, initial speed, and mass. Add air resistance. Make a game out of this simulation by trying to hit a target.
Example Problems
Problem 1
A golf ball rolls off a horizontal cliff with an initial speed of 11.4 m/s. The ball falls a vertical distance of 15.5 m into a lake below. (a) How much time does the ball spend in the air? (b) How far from the edge of the cliff does the ball land? (c) What is the speed v of the ball just before it strikes the water? (Solutions)
Problem2
A rocket is fired at a speed of 75.0 m/s from ground level, at an angle of 60.0^{o} above the horizontal. The rocket is fired toward an 11.0 m high wall, which is located 27.0 m away. By how much does the rocket clear the top of the wall? (Solutions)
Pencasts
2 D Kinematics
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(Note: Please allow ~30 seconds after hitting play for the entire file to load. Click here to download a pdf file of this problem.)
Applets and Animations
Motion in 2D
Lady Bug Motion 2D
Dropping Two Balls
Two balls falling near the Earth's surface under the influence of gravity.
Projectile Motion
Firing a projectile when air resistance is negligible. The initial height and angle may be adjusted.
Projectile Motion
Projectile Motion I
This applet allows you to investigate projectile motion. The user can control the initial height, projection angle and launch speed.
Monkey Hunter
An animation of the classic lecture demonstration.
Very cool video of a man trusting in the laws of physics. Unfortunately, this video is a fake. Read more how the video was made by clicking here. |