Linear Kinematics

Linear Kinematics - Describing Objects in Linear Motion...

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Describing Objects in Linear Motion
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Linear Kinematics Kinematics is the branch of dynamics concerned with the description of motion.
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Important Kinematic Terms Motion (movement) Speed Velocity Acceleration
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Motion (movement) def : the action or process of change in position. Space and time are necessary components of motion.
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Types of Motion 1. Linear 1. Angular 1. General (combination of linear and angular motion)
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Linear Motion def : when all points on a body or object move the same distance, in the same direction, and at the same time; e.g. the trunk during a sprint. Also referred to as “translation”. Linear motion can be either rectilinear or curvilinear .
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Descriptive Terms position – location in space; generally described using a Cartesian coordinate system (1-D, 2-D, or 3-D). distance traveled – a measure of the length of the path followed by the object whose motion is being described from its starting (initial) position to final (ending) position.
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Descriptive Terms (cont.) displacement
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ESS 3301 taught by Professor Plumlee during the Spring '10 term at Texas Tech.

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