In many instances it is only important to know how an object moves, without consideration of the forces causing the motion. For example, in machine components it is common to use kinematics analysis to determine the (unknown) speed of an object, that is connected to another object moving at a known speed. For example, one may wish to determine the linear velocity of a piston connected to a flywheel that is turning at a known speed. Such analysis commonly makes use of geometry, such as trigonometry.

Click on the links below to learn more about the different subject areas of kinematics.

Rectilinear Motion

Rotational Motion

Curvilinear Motion

Instant Center

Vector Derivative

General Motion

Gyro Top

Projectile Motion

Projectile Motion Simulator

Kinematics Problems

Acceleration Problems

Circular Motion Problems

Free Fall Problems

Projectile Motion Problems

Relative Velocity Problems

Uniform Motion Problems

Velocity Problems

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