Conceptual Dynamics - Independent Learning

Plane Curvilinear Motion: x-y Coordinates


Plane curvilinear motion


Plane curvilinear motion is motion in a 2-D plane.


We will use vectors to describe the particle's position and motion.



What is the difference between rectilinear motion and plane curvilinear motion?

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Plane curvilinear motion: Cartesian coordinates (x-y)


The Cartesian coordinate frame is an inertial coordinate frame. This means, that for our purposes, it is fixed and non-rotating. The location of a body within this coordinate system is given by an x-coordinate and a y-coordinate.