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Phys205A_Lecture3

Physics for Scientists & Engineers with Modern Physics (4th Edition)

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Chapter 2 Motion in One Dimension
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Kinematics z Describes motion while ignoring the agents that caused the motion z For now, will consider motion in one dimension z Along a straight line z Will use the particle model z A particle is a point-like object, has mass but infinitesimal size
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Position z The object’s position is its location with respect to a chosen reference point z Consider the point to be the origin of a coordinate system z In the diagram, allow the road sign to be the reference point
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