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Acceleration, velocity, displacement of projectile at different points of its trajectory

Acceleration, velocity, displacement of projectile at different points of its parabolic trajectory are what we are going to study here. Both horizontal and vertical components of these 3 motion quantities ...
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Motion in Physics – FAQ with answers

What is Acceleration? Any variation from moving at a constant speed in a straight line is described as an acceleration.It is very important to realize that going faster, going slower, ...
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How to use graph paper to draw motion graphs?

How to use graph paper to draw motion graphs? - Plotting motion graphs is important if we want to learn motion physics well. In this tutorial, we will find out ...
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IGCSE Physics Definitions – Forces and Motion

IGCSE Physics Definitions from the Forces and Motion chapter are listed below. It contains definitions for vector, scalar, torque, CG, velocity, force, acceleration, and important laws like Newton's laws of ...
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Derivation of the Equations of Motion | deriving ‘suvat equations’

Derivation of the Equations of Motion: To calculate quantities involving motion in a straight line at a constant acceleration we need four equations. These equations are often informally referred to ...
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Motion graphs of vertical fall against air-drag | Motion graphs of falling objects when air resistance is present

Here we will discuss the motion graphs of vertically falling objects when air-drag or air-resistance is present. Certainly, it's not a free fall as during free-fall air drag is ignored ...
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Motion graphs of falling objects during free-fall | Motion graphs for freely falling bodies

Here we will discuss the motion graphs of falling objects during free-fall. During free-fall, the only force that is considered to act on the vertically falling object is Gravity. That ...
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Draw the Displacement-time graph of a ball thrown vertically upwards

The displacement-time graph for the motion of a ball thrown vertically upwards in the air is shown in figure 1. As the ball goes higher, its velocity decreases continuously (deceleration) ...
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How uniform acceleration is different from nonuniform acceleration?

Let's see how uniform acceleration is different from non-uniform acceleration. Acceleration is defined as the rate of change of velocity. We call an acceleration uniform when the change of velocity ...
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How is Uniform Circular Motion called a motion with acceleration?

Uniform Circular motion is an accelerated motion. In this quick post we will first discuss what uniform circular motion is and then will find how this motion is with acceleration ...
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What is the difference between Circular motion and rotational motion – are they the same?

Rotational motion is a type of circular motion. In other words, all circular motions can't be called rotational motion, but all rotational motions are certainly circular motions. When an object ...
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The difference between a distance-time graph and a displacement-time graph (for a ball thrown vertically upwards)

Here we will discuss and draw a distance-time graph and a displacement-time graph for a ball thrown vertically upwards. We know that Displacement is the distance in a given direction ...
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Kinematics equations – quick reckoner of motion equations

Here we have listed down important equations (or formula sets) related to Kinematics. You will get kinematics equations on position, displacement, total displacement, average velocity, instantaneous velocity, average speed, instantaneous ...
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Projectile Motion Numerical problems with solution guidance | word problem worksheet class 11

Here we will solve selected numerical problems on Projectile motion and will also provide solution guidance. To get a good grasp on this chapter we need to solve some numerical ...
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Distance-Time graph of various types with examples

This post is to discuss the Distance-Time graph with a few examples. A distance-time graph is a graphical representation of "how something moves", pointing to the distance of the object ...
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How does Parachute motion happen under gravity and air drag? Explain with time graph

Parachute motion under the influence of gravity and air drag (resistance) and the speed-time graph of this fall - This is the topic of this post. And we will cover ...
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What is the difference between distance and displacement?

Distance is the length actually traveled on a route while Displacement is the shortest distance (straight line distance) between the initial point and final point of the traveled path. Distance ...
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Multiple Choice Questions on Motion physics (MCQs on motion)

Motion in one dimension - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ):In this post, we are presenting an awesome set of MCQs on Motion in one dimension. These multiple-choice questions will make you ...
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What is the difference between average speed and average velocity

Speed and velocity both indicate how fast a body is traveling, but there is an important difference between these quantities. The average speed, v, of a body is given by ...
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Why Do Different Masses (and Weights) Fall at the Same Rate?

Why Do Different Masses (and Weights) Fall at the Same Rate?A quick answer is: As the value of g is the same for all falling objects (regardless of their mass) ...
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Instantaneous Acceleration – definition & formula with solved problem

The quantity that tells us the rate at which an object is changing its velocity at a specific instant in time anywhere along its path is the instantaneous acceleration.That means ...
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Average Acceleration and its formula & solved numerical problems

When velocity changes an object is said to undergo acceleration. Quantitatively, we define acceleration as the rate of change of velocity, just as we defined velocity as the rate of ...
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Physics Calculator for Projectile Motion equations – online

Why Online Physics Calculator for Projectile Motion? This post presents you with a set of Projectile motion online calculators to calculate parameters like maximum height, maximum horizontal range, time for ...
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Instantaneous Velocity – definition & equation with solved problem

The quantity that tells us how fast an object is moving at a specific instant in time anywhere along its path is the instantaneous velocity, usually called velocity as well ...
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Average velocity – definition, formula, numerical problem

How fast an object is moving can be expressed by the rate at which the position of the object changes with time. For each position xi, we assign a particular ...
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Numerical problems on Vertical motion

In this post, we will solve a few 'harder' numerical problems on Vertical motion. Vertical motion under the influence of gravity is one of the most interesting chapters of mechanics ...
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NCERT Solution of Laws of Motion problems – class 11 physics

NCERT solutions for class 11 physics chapter 5 laws of motion - This chapter covers selected problems from the chapter laws of motion. Here we are solving selected problems both ...
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Velocity time graph – comprehensive Guide

The velocity-time graph is defined as a graphical representation of the velocity of a body in motion with respect to time. Generally, velocity is assigned to the y-axis, and time ...
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Projectile motion – Derivation of Projectile motion equations for class 11 | Maximum height, flight time, Horizontal Range

Projectile Motion Derivation: We will discuss how to derive Projectile Motion Equations or formula and find out how the motion path or trajectory looks like a parabola under the influence ...
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Terminal Velocity, Free Fall, Drag force – concise notes for you

Here we will discuss in details about terminal velocity and Terminal Velocity Equation. Before that we will also cover a few important pointers on free fall and then discuss on ...
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3 Important Relationships between Circular Motion and Linear Motion Quantities

In this post, we will focus on the definitions of circular motion and linear motion first which will show their basic differences as well. In addition to this, we'll derive ...
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What is the difference between Instantaneous Speed and Instantaneous Velocity?

What is the difference between instantaneous speed and instantaneous velocity? The instantaneous velocity is the ratio of displacement and the time duration provided the time duration is very small (Infinitesimal ...
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Vertical motion when a ball is thrown vertically upward with derivation of equations

Upward movement and then a downward movement of a ball when a ball is thrown vertically upward - this is what we will discuss here and as well as we ...
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Free fall, Acceleration due to Gravity and Kinetic Energy

In this post we will find out (a) how to find weight of a freely falling body (b) How velocity of a freely falling body changes if we ignore air ...
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