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Eliza Maknojia PHYS 1401 Lab 2: Kinematics in One Dimension In this lab we dealt with kinematics, which analyzes the positions and motions of objects as a function of time. It involves the relationships between the quantities of displacement (Δd) , velocity (Δv) , acceleration (a) , and time (Δt) . The first three of these quantities are vectors Distance is the length travelled by an object, while displacement is the difference between initial and final position of an object. Therefore, distance can have the same value as displacement but not always since distance does not consider the direction of motion, while
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Unformatted text preview: displacement does. This makes distance a scalar quantity while displacement is a vector. Displacement can never have a larger value than distance. The velocity of each ball measured in this lab was average velocity. The acceleration for each ball is different, this is due to the objects mass and its acceleration due to gravity. As the balls mass increases the acceleration, on average, increases as well. In the end when learning about kinematics in one dimension, the concepts were understood clearly however errors in measurement and timing may have occurred....
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course PHYSICS 222654 taught by Professor Virginiahall during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas.

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