# Shared Flashcard Set

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Kinematics
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Physics
09/26/2009

Term
 Kinematics
Definition
 The science of describing the motion of objects using words, diagrams, numbers, graphs, and equations.
Term
 Scalar quantities
Definition
 described by a magnitude (6 cm)
Term
 Vector
Definition
 described by magnitude and DIRECTION (5m, east)
Term
 Distance
Definition
 how much ground covered (AtoB)+(BtoC)+(CtoD)= distance
Term
 Displacement
Definition
 measure of change in position (lowest time location)+(highest time's location)= displacement (with DIRECTION)
Term
 Speed
Definition
 how fast the object is moving
Term
 average speed
Definition
 (AtoB)+(BtoC)+(CtoD)____________________highest timethe average of all instantaneous speeds
Term
 instantaneous speed
Definition
 the speed at any given mark
Term
 velocity
Definition
 rate at which the object changes position
Term
 Average Velocity
Definition
 displacement/time and DIRECTION
Term
 Average Speed
Definition
 total distance/time
Term
 Acceleration
Definition
 change in velocity over time
Term
 Velocity=
Definition
 distance/time
Term
 acceleration
Definition
 change in velocity/time
Term
 time =
Definition
 change in velocity/ acceleration
Term
 1m=
Definition
 100cm
Term
 1 km=
Definition
 1000m
Term
 1 hr=
Definition
 3600s
Term
 5280 ft=
Definition
 1 mile
Term
 v=
Definition
 distance/time
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