Kinematics Glossary Terms Chapter 1

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  1. Kinematics
    -the study of motion
  2. Motion
    -a change in an object's location as measured by a particular observer
  3. Distance (d)
    -the total length of the path travelled by an object in motion
  4. Direction
    -the line an object moves along from a particular starting point
  5. Scalar
    -a quantity that has only magnitude (size)
  6. Vector
    -a quantity that has magnitude (size) and direction
  7. Position (⇾d)
    -the distance and direction of an object from a reference point
  8. Displacement  (Δ⇾d)
    -the change in position of an object
  9. Vector Scale Diagram
    -a vector diagram drawn using a specific scale
  10. Directed Line Segment
    -a straight line between two points with a specific direction
  11. Average Speed (vav)
    -the total distance travelled divided by the total time taken to travel that distance
  12. Average Velocity(⇾vav)
    -the total displacement, or change in position, divided by the total time for that displacement
  13. Position Time Graph
    -a graph describing the motion of an object, with position on the vertical axis and time on the horizontal axis
  14. Slope (m)
    -a measure of the steepness of a line

    m=rise/run
  15. Motion With Uniform Or Constant Velocity
    -motion of an object at a constant speed in a straight line
  16. Motion With Non-Uniform Velocity (Accelerated Motion)
    -motion in which the object's speed changes or the object does not travel in a straight line
  17. Determining Types Of Motion From A Position Time Graph
  18. Acceleration (⇾aav)
    -how quickly an object's velocity changes over time (rate of change of velocity)
  19. Velocity Time Graph
    -a graph describing the motion of an object, with velocity on the vertical axis and time on the horizontal axis
  20. Motion With Uniform Acceleration
    -motion in which velocity changes at a constant rate
  21. Instantaneous Velocity (⇾vinst)
    -the velocity of an object at a specific instant in time
  22. How To Go From A D-T Graph To A V-T Graph
  23. How To Go From A V-T Graph To A D-T Graph
  24. How To Go From A V-T Graph To A A-T Graph
  25. Acceleration Time Graph
    -a graph describing motion of an object, with acceleration on the vertical axis and time on the horizontal axis
  26. Comparing Linear Motion Graphs
  27. Uniform Acceleration Equations (5) & How To Use Them
  28. Acceleration Due To Gravity (g)
    -the acceleration that occurs when an object is allowed to fall freely; close to Earth's surface, g has a value of 9.8m/s2
  29. Free Fall
    -the acceleration due to gravity of an object in the absence of air resistance
  30. Terminal Velocity
    -the velocity of an object when the force due to air resistance equals the force due to gravity on the object
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