Homework Problems

Problems 2.1  1,2,3,4

Problems 2.3  6,7,11,14

Problems 2.4 16,17,18,19

Problems 2.5 20,22,26,34

Problems 2.6 None

Problems 2.7 48,50,54,58

Problems 2.8 60,62,64,66

One Dimensional Kinematics

Show Hide Dropdown Using CSS

Kinematics is the branch of classical mechanics which describes the motion of points, bodies (objects) and systems of bodies (groups of objects) without consideration of the causes of motion. The term is the English version of A.M. Ampère's cinématique, which he constructed from the Greek κίνημα kinema ("movement, motion"), itself derived from κινεῖν kinein ("to move"). The study of kinematics is often referred to as the "geometry of motion".To describe motion, kinematics studies the trajectories of points, lines and other geometric objects and their differential properties such as velocity and acceleration. Kinematics is used in astrophysics to describe the motion of celestial bodies and systems, and in mechanical engineering, robotics and biomechanics to describe the motion of systems composed of joined parts (multi-link systems) such as an engine, a robotic arm or the skeleton of the human body.

Research Question:   What is the value for the acceleration due to gravity, and can we determine it experimentally