Lecture 2 PowerPoint - Speed and Velocity

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    Motion in One Dimension Chapter 2
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    Kinematics Describes motion while ignoring the  agents that caused the motion For now, will consider motion in one  dimension Along a straight line Will use the particle model A particle is a point-like object, has mass  but infinitesimal size
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    Position Defined in terms of a  frame of reference One dimensional, so  generally the x- or y-axis The object’s position is  its location with respect  to the frame of reference
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    Displacement Defined as the change in position  during some time interval Represented as  x x f   -  x i SI units are meters (m).  x  can be positive  or negative Different than distance Distance  is the length of a path  followed by a particle
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    CPS Questions
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    Vectors and Scalars Quantities that need both magnitude (size or 
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