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The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. William Faulkner
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Arizona State University SES 194 Energy in Everyday Life Frank Timmes [email protected] Kinematics
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Distance is a familiar quantity. We measure distances with tape measures, odometers, or other measuring devices. Distance measures how far away things are. Displacement, which might be less familiar, adds information about the direction to how far away something is. For example, 300 meters North or 1 cm to the right. Gammage Auditorium to Cupz Co ee 0.5 miles, 10 min MILE 0.125 MILE 0.25 0 500 1,000 feet 0.3 miles
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This extra information about direction, essential for everyday life, distinguishes quantities known as “vectors” from quantities specified only by numbers. Vectors have a direction and a numeric value. magnitude direction start end
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Distance is just a number. When both the distance
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