In Kinematics we learn how to describe the motion. The main characteristics of the motion are
- position of the object
- its velocity (velocity is a vector, where the magnitude of the velocity is called speed)
- its acceleration, which is also vector.
The problems, which needs to solved in kinematics, are the following:
we know velocity of the object and we need to find its position or
we know position of the object as a function of time and we need to find its velocity and acceleration or
we know acceleration of the object and we need to find the velocity of the object and its position.
Below you will find animations (visualizations) of different kinematics concepts