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.
- Notes These will be updated as we do more in class
- Here's a great game that can help you review for the Unit 2 and unit 3 tests:
- Vector and Scalar
- Position, Distance and Displacement
- Worksheet Due: Thursday 9/8
- Distance vs. Displacement Lab Due: Monday 9/12
- Finish Velocity Lab
- Position vs. Time Graphs Click on the Notes and scroll about 1/2 through the slides
- Unit 2: Assignment 1 (both part 1 and 2)
- Extra Powerpoint that can answer questions if needed
- Velocity vs. Time Graphs
- Motion Maps
- Motion Map Reading packet that will help
- Finish Unit 2: Assignements 2, 3, 4 Due: Thursday 9/22
- Review (Online Copy in progress.....)
- Fun to watch Video from ASU about possibility of running a 4 minute mile
- Test Unit 2: Constant Velocity