PHYSICS Two-dimensional motion

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You understand velocity and acceleration well in one-dimension. Now we can explore scenarios that are even more fun. With a little bit of trigonometry (you might want to review your basic trig, especially what sin and cos are), we can think about whether a baseball can clear the "green monster" at Fenway Park.

  • Two-dimensional projectile motion
    • Horizontally launched projectile
    • What is 2D projectile motion?
    • Projectile at an angle
    • Launching and landing on different elevations
    • Total displacement for projectile
    • Total final velocity for projectile
    • Correction to total final velocity for projectile
    • Projectile on an incline
    • What are velocity components?
    • Unit vectors and engineering notation
    • Unit vector notation
    • Unit vector notation (part 2)
    • Projectile motion with ordered set notation
  • Optimal angle for a projectile
    • Optimal angle for a projectile part 1: Components of initial velocity
    • Optimal angle for a projectile part 2: Hangtime
    • Optimal angle for a projectile part 3: Horizontal distance as a function of angle (and speed)
    • Optimal angle for a projectile part 4: Finding the optimal angle and distance with a bit of calculus
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