Lecture Notes Ch1 - MOTION ! What is motion? What causes...

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1 MOTION What is motion? What causes motion? How can we describe it? What changes ? Frame 1 Frame 2 Frame 3 Frame 4 Frame 5 Frame 6 Is your movie like the one on the left or that on the right? Amount of time between successive frames is constant Frame 1 Frame 2 Frame 3 Frame 4 Frame 5 Frame 6 What is the difference btw these 3 movies? Four types of motion we ll study Motion diagrams Position and time Velocity Scientific notation and units Vectors and motion Chapter 1 Concepts of Motion and Mathematical Background Topics: Sample question: As this snowboarder moves in a graceful arc through the air, the direction of his motion, and the distance between each of his positions and the next, is constantly changing. What language should we use to describe this motion? Making a motion diagram
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2 Examples of motion diagrams A simplifying model in which we treat the object as if all its mass were concentrated at a single point. This model helps us concentrate on the overall motion of the object. The particle model Particle Model What kind of motion is this? A. A dust particle settling to the floor at constant speed
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2008 for the course PHYSICS 131 taught by Professor Hatch during the Spring '07 term at UMass (Amherst).

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Lecture Notes Ch1 - MOTION ! What is motion? What causes...

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