# Shared Flashcard Set

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Motion
Chapter 11
15
Physics
11/10/2015

Term
 Frame of Reference
Definition
 a system of objects that are not moving with respect to one another
Term
 Relative Motion
Definition
 movement in relation to frame of reference
Term
 Distance
Definition
 the length of the path between two points
Term
 Displacement
Definition
 the direction from the starting point and the length of a straight line from the starting point to the ending point
Term
 Vector
Definition
 a quantity that has magnitude and direction
Term
 Resultant Vector
Definition
 Points directly from the starting point to the ending point
Term
 Speed
Definition
 the ratio of the distance an object moves to the amount of time the object moves
Term
 Average Speed
Definition
 the total distance traveled divided by the time it takes to travel that distance
Term
 Instantaneous Speed
Definition
 the rate at which an object is moving at a given moment
Term
 Velocity
Definition
 a description of both speed and direction of motion
Term
 Acceleration
Definition
 the rate at which velocity changes
Term
 Free Fall
Definition
 the movement of an object towards Earth sole because of gravity
Term
 Constant Velocity
Definition
 when you're staying at the same speed
Term
 Linear Graph
Definition
 a graph that has a straight line
Term
 Non-Linear Graph
Definition
 a curve connects the data points that are plotted
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