# Kinematics Glossary Terms Chapter 1

 .remove_background_ad { border: 1px solid #555555; padding: .75em; margin: .75em; background-color: #e7e7e7; } .rmbg_image { max-height: 80px; } Kinematics -the study of motion Motion -a change in an object's location as measured by a particular observer Distance (d) -the total length of the path travelled by an object in motion Direction -the line an object moves along from a particular starting point Scalar -a quantity that has only magnitude (size) Vector -a quantity that has magnitude (size) and direction Position (⇾d) -the distance and direction of an object from a reference point Displacement  (Δ⇾d) -the change in position of an object Vector Scale Diagram -a vector diagram drawn using a specific scale Directed Line Segment -a straight line between two points with a specific direction Average Speed (vav) -the total distance travelled divided by the total time taken to travel that distance Average Velocity(⇾vav) -the total displacement, or change in position, divided by the total time for that displacement Position Time Graph -a graph describing the motion of an object, with position on the vertical axis and time on the horizontal axis Slope (m) -a measure of the steepness of a line m=rise/run Motion With Uniform Or Constant Velocity -motion of an object at a constant speed in a straight line 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 Determining Types Of Motion From A Position Time Graph Acceleration (⇾aav) -how quickly an object's velocity changes over time (rate of change of velocity) Velocity Time Graph -a graph describing the motion of an object, with velocity on the vertical axis and time on the horizontal axis Motion With Uniform Acceleration -motion in which velocity changes at a constant rate Instantaneous Velocity (⇾vinst) -the velocity of an object at a specific instant in time How To Go From A D-T Graph To A V-T Graph How To Go From A V-T Graph To A D-T Graph How To Go From A V-T Graph To A A-T Graph Acceleration Time Graph -a graph describing motion of an object, with acceleration on the vertical axis and time on the horizontal axis Comparing Linear Motion Graphs Uniform Acceleration Equations (5) & How To Use Them 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 Free Fall -the acceleration due to gravity of an object in the absence of air resistance Terminal Velocity -the velocity of an object when the force due to air resistance equals the force due to gravity on the object .remove_background_ad { border: 1px solid #555555; padding: .75em; margin: .75em; background-color: #e7e7e7; } .rmbg_image { max-height: 80px; } AuthorMalloryHaggith ID316838 Card SetKinematics Glossary Terms Chapter 1 DescriptionKinematics Glossary Terms Chapter 1 Updated2016-03-07T01:42:47Z Show Answers