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Kinematics

The Study of Motion

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I drove 125 kms and reached my destination

I drove 125 kms south and reached my destination

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Described by their magnitude only

ex. distance(d) = 5 km

speed(v) = 20ft/s

mass(m) = 0.56 g

time(t) = 3.7 s

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quantities are described by both their magnitude and direction

ex. displacement (d) =5km [north]

velocity (v) = 20ft/s [NW]

force (F) = 340N [fwd]

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distance - how far an object has travelled from its original position

displacement - how far away an object is from its original position

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How is the butterfly’s distance different than its displacement?

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What is the skiers distance and displacement at t=1min, t=2 min and t=3 min?

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What does the graph tell us about the objects movement?

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How are these two graphs different? What do they tell us about how the motion is different?

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