One Dimensional Motion AP

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One Dimensional Motion AP Physics C

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Terms Displacement vs. Distance Displacement: Change in position ( vector ) Distance: How far an object has travelled ( scalar ) Symbol: Δx or Δx SI Unit: meter, m
Position f i x x x ∆ = -

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Terms Velocity vs. Speed Velocity: Rate of the change in position (vector) Speed: Rate of distance covered (scalar) Symbol: v or v SI Unit: meter per second, m/s
Average Velocity x v t ∆ =

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Instantaneous Velocity x dt dx v inst = =
Terms Acceleration vs. Acceleration Acceleration: The rate at which velocity changes (vector) Acceleration: The rate at which speed changes (scalar) Symbol: a or a SI Unit: meters per second per second or meters per second squared, m/s/s or m/s 2

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Average Acceleration v a t =
Instantaneous Acceleration x dt x d a v dt dv a inst inst = = = = 2

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Position vs. Time Graph The slope of an x vs. t graph is the velocity
What are the velocities?

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