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Name: An Introductory Relative Motion Problem

Category: Kinematics

Date Added: 29 September 2014 - 02:58 PM

Submitter: Flipping Physics

Short Description: None Provided

Using a toy car and a piece of paper we can visualize and understand relative motion by doing an introductory problem.

Content Times:

0:13 Reading the problem

0:42 Translating the problem

1:38 Visualizing the problem

2:24 The vector diagram and equation

3:14 Isn’t this vector addition?

3:30 Solving for the velocity of the car with respect to the Earth

4:44 Solving for the direction of the car with respect to the Earth

6:32 Part ( B) How far did the car travel?

7:15 New similar triangle with displacements

8:15 Solving part ( B)

9:58 Solving part © How long did the car travel?

10:58 An alternate solution to part ©

11:36 Yes, it did take about 15 seconds

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