Course: Calculus III
Topic: Vector-Valued Functions
Subtopic: Velocity and Acceleration


Vector valued functions describe the position of an object moving in space. Their first and second derivatives describe their velocity and acceleration.


By the end of this topic you should know and be prepared to be tested on:


Terms you should be able to define: position, velocity, acceleration, uniform motion, circular motion, 2D motion, range of motion, time of flight, maximum height, 3D motion, projectile motion

Supplemental Resources (optional)

Dale Hoffman's Contemporary Calculus III: Dale Hoffman's Contemporary Calculus III: Derivatives & Antiderivatives of Vector-Valued Functions (study "Velocity" and "Acceleration" sections)

Paul's OL Notes - Calc III: Velocity and Acceleration

More tutorial videos if you need them are listed at James Sousa's MathIsPower4U - Calc II. Scroll down right column to "Vector Valued Functions". There are several related titles in the middle of that list.