Reference Frames & Inertial Frames

Coordinate Systems and Reference Frames

You may THINK you know coordinate systems (from algebra) and that they don't have much to do with physics. But you're going to want to watch this video and put them in all your sketches because: physics problems are REALLY hard, and teachers curve tests a lot. So how do coordinate systems help you? Partial credit, baby!

Inertial Frames

Sometimes called "the inertial frame" if you want to sound cool, this video explains what it is, and a few concepts that are likely to show up on a short answer test question.