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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Position-Time Graph z The position-time graph shows the motion of the particle (car) z The smooth curve is a guess as to what happened between the data points
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Motion of Car z Note the relationship between the position of the car and the points on the graph z Compare the different representations of the motion
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Data Table z The table gives the actual data collected during the motion of the object (car) z Positive is defined as being to the right
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Alternative Representations z
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