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Fundamentals of Physics (PHYS 200)

In this lecture, Professor Shankar discusses motion in more than one dimension. Vectors are introduced and discussed in multiple dimensions. Vector magnitude and direction are also explained. Null vectors, minus vectors, unit and velocity vectors are discussed along with their properties. Finally, several specific problems are solved to demonstrate how vectors can be added, and problems of projectile motion are expounded.

00:00 – Chapter 1. Review of Motion at Constant Acceleration

04:45 – Chapter 2. Vector Motion 2D Space: Properties

22:57 – Chapter 3. Choice of Basis Axis and Vector Transformation

38:20 – Chapter 4. Velocity Vectors: Derivatives of Displacement Vectors

43:40 – Chapter 5. Derivatives of Vectors: Application to Circular Motion

54:00 – Chapter 6. Projectile Motion

Complete course materials are available at the Yale Online website: online.yale.edu

This course was recorded in Fall 2006.