Unit 2: Newtonian Mechanics – Kinematics in Two Dimensions

In this unit we will describe how things move in two dimensions. Our tool will be vector operations, which will allow us to examine displacement, velocity, and acceleration of objects moving in a plane. Our exemplar will be projectile motion.


Footballs are designed to cut through air resistance as much as possible so that they can travel in a parabolic path known as a projectile. Will a football filled with helium fly farther than one filled with normal air? The Mythbusters put it to the test! Click the image to find the answer.

Full teacher notes available by request via email to Michelle.Burgess@avonlakecityschools.org
from an official educational institution email address.


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