Motion in Two Dimensions

Motion in two dimensions, or commonly referred to as Projectile Motion, is a continuation of our study of topics from Motion in One Dimension. Having learned the basics of displacement, velocity, and acceleration along a single axis, it is now time to apply those principles to motion that is travelling in both the X axis (horizontal motion) and the Y axis (vertical motion) at the same time. We'll make some convenient assumptions about forces and acceleration in each axis. The 2D motion study starts with a review of basic vector operations and concludes with familiar motion studies given a new twist.