Kinematics is a branch of mathematics that deals with the motion of objects without considering the forces that cause that motion. It focuses on describing the position, velocity, and acceleration of objects as functions of time. Differentiation and integration are fundamental mathematical tools used to analyze and describe the kinematics of objects in motion. You will find the basics of kinematics for AA SL and HL here.
You can use differentiation to determine how an object’s velocity and acceleration change over time and integration to find the position or velocity of an object given its acceleration or velocity functions. These techniques are fundamental in solving kinematic problems and understanding the behavior of objects in motion. You will learn how to distinguish between distance and displacement and speed and velocity. Typical exam concepts are clarified and showed with fully solved examples.