Link to video about using the kinematic equations.
Link to video about graphing kinematic equations.
Link about how the kinematic equations were derived.
(You do not need to know this until AP physics, but some of you want to know how)
The motion of an object can be described by measurements of its position at different times. Velocity is a measure of the rate of change of position of an object. Acceleration is a measure of the rate of change of velocity of an object. This change in velocity may be a change in speed and/or direction. Motion is defined relative to the frame of reference from which it is observed. An object's sate of motion will remain constant unless unbalanced forces act upon the object. This is Newton's first law of motion.
- Calculate the average velocity of a moving object using data obtained from measurements of position of the object at two or more times.
- Determine and compare the average and instantaneous velocity of an object from data showing its position at given times.
- Collect, graph, and interpret data for position vs. time to describe the motion of an object and compare this motion to the motion of another object.
Wed September 26
- Reviewed Velocity TEST
- Reviewed Velocity
- Introduction to Acceleration Notes
Friday September 28
- Discussed XvsT, VvsT, and AvsT graphs
- Watch the video about graphing kinematic equations
- Practice making VvsT and AvsT graphs from XvsT graphs
- Assignment 1 will be due on Tuesday
- We will work more on this in class on tuesday
Tuesday-Thursday October 3 and 5
- Worked more on Graphs Assignment 2 done in class on Tuesday
- Kinematic Equations
- Video to help
- Book Problems page 72 #23-27
- Assignment 5 (yes I know we didn't do 3 or 4) will be due on Monday October 9
Monday October 9
Wednesday October 11
Frame of Reference
Friday October 13
- TEST on Constant Acceleration
END OF QUARTER 1