Learn what acceleration is and how it effects the velocity of objects in this short, computer animated video. Key concepts covered are: acceleration, velocity, constant velocity, constand acceleration, distand per second, and constand acceleration rate. Video ends with a 10 question, fill in the blank quiz.

Acceleration is a change in velocity. That means acceleration can be a change in motion or speed. Acceleration can be thought of as an object's change in velocity over time. Learn more about Newton's Second Law of Motion with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.

In this slow motion video for IPS Schools by Clayborn a ball is released on an inclined plane and accelerates due to the force of gravity. At the bottom of the first inclined plane to the beginning of the second inclined plane the ball stops its positive acceleration by nearly maintaining its horizontal speed. On the second ramp the ball accelerates backwards down the slope, or loses speed to a point where it momentarily comes to rest. Therefore this video demonstrates POSITIVE ACCELERATION, ZERO ACCELERATION, AND NEGATIVE ACCELERATION or acceleration in the opposite direction. This video ignores friction and wind resistance and was intended for basic illustration of acceleration. (05:02)

Visual proof that centripetal acceleration = v^2/r . This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. (10:00)

More intuition on centripetal acceleration. A simple orbit problem. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. Run time 10:10.

Lewin introduces velocity and acceleration to his students first by drawing graphs on his famous chalk boards and then by using an awesome demonstration. He actually fires a gun in his class and measures the velocity of the bullet! This video is probably too much to show high school students in class, but it's great for a teacher who needs to brush up on velocity and acceleration. (51:08)

In this introductory free-fall acceleration problem we analyze a video of a medicine ball being dropped to determine the final velocity and the time in free-fall. Included are three common mistakes students make. "Why include mistakes?" you might ask. Well, it is important to understand what happens when you make mistakes so that you can recognize them in the future. There is also brief description of "parallax" and how it affects what you see in the video compared to reality.

Content Times:
0:26 Reading and viewing the problem
0:50 Describing the parallax issue
1:52 Translating the problem to physics
2:05 1st common mistake: Velocity final is not zero
3:09 Finding the 3rd UAM variable, initial velocity
3:56 Don't we need to know the mass of the medicine ball?
4:35 Solving for the final velocity in the y direction: part (a)
5:39 Identifying our 2nd common mistake: Square root of a negative number?
7:56 Solving for the change in time: part (b)
8:28 Identifying our 3rd common mistake: Negative time?
9:36 Please don't write negative down!
10:27 Does reality match the physics?
11:07 The Review

This video continues a problem we already solved involving dropping a ball from 2.0 meters. Now we determine how to draw the position, velocity and acceleration as functions of time graphs.

Content Times:
0:17 Reviewing the previous lesson
1:00 Acceleration as a function of time
1:31 Velocity as a function of time
2:39 Position as a function of time
3:56 The Review

Angular acceleration is introduced by way of linear acceleration. The units of radians per second squared are discussed. Examples of objects which angular acceleration are shown. Want acceleration.html">Lecture Notes?
This is an AP Physics 1 topic.

Content Times:
0:23 Average angular acceleration
1:02 Angular acceleration units
1:37 Demonstrating objects which have angular acceleration

Derive the acceleration due to gravity on any planet. Find the acceleration due to gravity on Mt. Everest. And determine how much higher you could jump on the top of Mt. Everest!
Want Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic.

Content Times:
0:08 Deriving the acceleration due to gravity on any planet
1:54 Finding the acceleration due to gravity on Mt. Everest
3:16 How much higher could you jump on the top of Mt. Everest?

A record player is plugged in, uniformly accelerates to 45 revolutions per minute, and then is unplugged. The record player (a) takes 0.85 seconds to get up to speed, (b) spends 3.37 seconds at 45 rpms, and then (c) takes 2.32 seconds to slow down to a stop. What is the average angular acceleration of the record player during all three parts? Want accelerations-record.html">Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic.

Content Times:
0:08 Translating the problem
2:35 Solving part (a) - angular acceleration while speeding up
3:13 Solving part (b) - angular acceleration at a constant angular velocity
3:57 Solving part (c) - angular acceleration while slowing down
4:36 Reflecting on all 3 parts simultaneously

Identifying the spring force, acceleration, and velocity at the end positions and equilibrium position of simple harmonic motion. Amplitude is also defined and shown. Want acceleration-velocity.html ">Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic.

Content Times:
0:01 Identifying the 3 positions
0:43 Velocity
1:43 Spring Force
2:14 Amplitude
2:30 Acceleration
3:22 Velocity at position 2
4:12 Is simple harmonic motion also uniformly accelerated motion?

Thank you to Anish, Kevin, and Olivia for being my “substitute students” in this video!

Position, velocity, and acceleration as a function of time graphs for an object in simple harmonic motion are shown and demonstrated. Want Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic.

Content Times:
0:01 Reviewing the equations
1:46 Position graph
2:50 Velocity graph
4:10 Acceleration graph
5:48 Velocity from position
7:19 Acceleration from velocity

In this lesson we extend our knowledge of Uniformly Accelerated Motion to include freely falling objects. We talk about what Free-Fall means, how to work with it and how to identify and object in Free-Fall. Today I get to introduce so many of my favorites: the medicine ball, the vacuum that you can breathe and, of course, little g.

Content Times:
0:22 An Example of An Object in Free-Fall
0:54 Textbook definition of a freely falling object
1:11 We have not defined a "Force" so this is how we define Free-Fall
2:07 No Air Resistance (The Vacuum that You Can Breathe!)
3:10 What does it mean to be in Free-Fall? (The Acceleration due to Gravity)
4:41 The Acceleration due to Gravity - Not on Earth
5:24 g is not constant on Earth. Very close, but not quite
5:56 Common Misconception: Objects moving upward can be freely falling
6:35 Free-Fall is Uniformly Accelerated Motion
7:27 What does the negative mean in -9.81 m/s^2?
7:57 Is "g" positive or negative?
9:01 How can "g" be not constant and we can use UAM?
10:03 Does mass effect the acceleration due to gravity?
10:47 The Review

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Part of NCSSM Online Physics Collection: This video deals with force and acceleration on a turntable - results. This is part 2 of 2. http://www.dlt.ncssm.edu

A cylindrical space station with a radius of 115 m is rotating at 0.292 rad/s. A ladder goes from the rim to the center. What is the magnitude of the centripetal acceleration at (1) the top of the ladder, (2) the middle of the ladder, and (3) the base of the ladder? Want acceleration-problem.html">Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic.

Content Times:
0:12 Translating the problem
1:14 Solving the problem
2:54 Interpreting the results - Artificial Gravity
4:30 What do you feel on the ladder?

This video starts with a simple acceleration problem and then addresses a commonly held misconception that a negative acceleration always means you are slowing down. I do this by way of examples. Kate (my wife) drove the Prius with a camera suction cupped to the window and videoed me riding my bike several times. In the end I ended up with four different examples on the screen at once and 25 different video layers to describe it all. I am really proud about how well it worked. Enjoy.

Content Times:
0:26 Reading the problem
0:40 Seeing the problem
1:14 Translating the words to Physics
1:54 Solving the problem
3:50 Why is the number on the bike positive?
4:48 How can the bike be speeding up if the acceleration is negative?
5:50 Comparing velocity and acceleration directions
7:28 All four bike examples on the screen at the same time
7:53 Why isn't there a direction on our answer?
8:51 Outtakes or how the bike riding was filmed

In this short video, students will learn the definition of "acceleration". Acceleration is defined as "to increase the speed of." Several examples are given (people running, beaters, wheels, TV picture). This is a great resource when introducing this important vocabulary word into the elementary classroom. (01:01)

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.

Content Times:
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)

A Silent Film in honor of #DayofSilence to clarify the differences between angular, tangential, and centripetal accelerations. Want accelerations.html ">Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic.

Content Times:
0:20 The three accelerations
0:43 One difference is their units
1:22 How are tangential and centripetal acceleration different?
2:10 Which accelerations are required for circular motion?
3:01 What happens at constant angular velocity?
3:31 More about angular acceleration
4:25 Review

Thank you Bronson Hoover of dnbstudios for your original music composition. Your music offer was the video’s catalyst.