# 6. Two-Dimensional Kinematics

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## Learning Objectives

• Explain how physical quantities transform in different inertial reference frames.
• Describe how the two-dimensional motion of an object can be described as two independent motions based on the coordinate choice.
• Be able to construct models of two-dimensional motion using established models of one-dimensional motion.

## Preparation

### Course Notes

Notes: Kinematics: Two-Dimensional Motion (PDF - 3.0MB)

Chapter 3.1-3.3, 3.5. Young, Hugh D., Roger A. Freedman, and A. Lewis Ford. Sears and Zemansky's University Physics: with Modern Physics. 12th ed. San Francisco, CA: Addison-Wesley, 2007. ISBN: 9780805321876.

## Lecture Video

### Video Excerpts

Watch the following excerpts from the Physics I lecture videos:

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## Learning Activities

### Guided Activities

Read through the class slides carefully. They explain all of the concepts from the module.

Slides: Two-Dimensional Kinematics (PDF)

### Self-Assessment

Do the Concept Questions first to make sure you understand the main concepts from this module. Then, when you are ready, try the Challenge Problems. If you are struggling with the Challenge Problems, watch the Homework Help Session videos, which will give you tips on how to tackle problems of this type.

### Concept Questions

Try this concept test to make sure you understand the concepts presented in this module.

Concept Questions (PDF)

Solutions (PDF)

### Challenge Problems

Challenge Problems (PDF)

Solutions (PDF - 3.5MB)

## Problem Solving Help

In the following videos Prof. Walter Lewin explains how to approach the Challenge Problems.

### Help Session 1

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### Help Session 2

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