Lecture 2 - General Physics 8/28/2009 KINEMATICS IN ONE...

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8/28/2009 A. Brahmia 1 KINEMATICS IN ONE DIMENSION • Kinematics – Kinematics is the study of the motion of objects and involves the study of the following concepts: distance, speed, acceleration, and time. – In this chapter we will discuss only one dimensional motion (Linear motion). • Displacement – The displacement ( ) is a vector that points from an object’s initial position toward its final position and has a magnitude that equals the shortest distance between the two positions. x G Δ KINEMATICS IN ONE DIMENSION. .. • Speed –T h e average speed of an object is determined by dividing the distance that the object travels by the time required to travel that distance. –T h e instantaneous speed refers to the speed of an object at a particular point in time. time Elapsed Distance speed Average = •Velocity –T h e average velocity of an object is determined by dividing the
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Lecture 2 - General Physics 8/28/2009 KINEMATICS IN ONE...

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