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Kinematics (Part 1) Recitation Presentation 3 Andrew Kramer
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Goals Learn about basic kinematic concepts Understand kinematic definitions Learn to utilize the kinematic equations in one- dimension
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Kinematics Kinematics is the study of motion We can use kinematics to predict the future motion of an object based upon initial conditions Kinematics has a wide range of application in experimental and theoretical physics
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Kinematic Definitions Kinematics relates quantities of motion These include: Position: Where an object is located Velocity: How fast and whereto an object is moving Acceleration: How the velocity is changing Time
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Position An object’s position is defined relative to a coordinate system The final position vector minus the initial position is called the displacement vector The total path traveled is called the distance
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Lets Draw a Picture to Illustrate these Concepts
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Velocity The velocity vector is the displacement vector divided by
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course PHYS 149 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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