1.1 The Language of Motion

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  1. Kinematics
    a branch of physics that describes motion
  2. origin
    a reference point
  3. Position
    the straight-line distance between the origin and an object's location; includes magnitude and direction
  4. Scalar quantity
    a measurement that has magnitude only
  5. Vector quantity
    A measurement that has both magnitude and direction
  6. Distance
    the length of the path taken to move from one position to another
  7. Displacement
    a straight line between initial and final positions; includes magnitude and direction
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1.1 The Language of Motion
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