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Physics 1050 - Section 1.6: Motion in One Dimension
Chapter 1 - Concepts of Motion
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Physics
09/21/2017

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 What are the three fundamental quantities of an object's motion?
Definition
 Position, velocity, and acceleration.
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 What vectors are in two- or three-dimensions?
Definition
 Position, velocity and acceleration.
Term
 What are the two essential features of a coordinate axis?
Definition
 An origin to define zero. An x or y label (with units) to indicate the positive end of the axis.
Term
 What does the positive end of an x-axis indicate?
Definition
 Motion to the right.
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 What does the positive end of a y-axis indicate?
Definition
 Motion upwards.
Term
 What is a position-versus-time graph?
Definition
 A continuous line or curve showing an object's position as a function of time; one way to represent an object's motion.
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 What does a graph of "a versus b" mean?
Definition
 a is graphed on the vertical (y-) axis and b is graphed on the horizontal (x-) axis.
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