Introduction to Kinematics
Mechanics is the study of the motion of objects. This is a great place to start your studies in physics since it’s such a BIG idea. We’ll be learning the language, laws, concepts, and principles that explain the motion of objects. We’re going to learn about kinematics, which is the words scientists use to explain the motion of objects. By learning about scalars, vectors, speed, velocity, acceleration, distance, and more, you’ll be able to not only accurately describe the motion of objects, but be able to predict their behavior. This is very important, whether you’re planning to land a spaceship on a moon, catapult a marshmallow in your mouth from across the room, or win a round of billiards.