This is an introduction to the concept of acceleration. There is also an example problem showing applying the brakes while driving a car in order to avoid hitting a basketball. Also included are common mistakes students make while solving a simple problem like this. It is important to see what those mistakes are because it helps students avoid them in the future.
0:19 The Equation for Acceleration
1:06 The Dimensions for Acceleration
2:18 Acceleration has both Magnitude and Direction
3:00 Reading the Problem
3:15 Video of the Problem
4:29 Translating the Problem to Physics
5:03 Starting to solve the Problem (with mistakes)
5:37 Explaining two mistakes
7:34 Explaining another mistake
10:00 Outtakes (including a basketball dribbling montage)
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