# Shared Flashcard Set

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Physics Chapter Three Test
Models of Motion
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Physics
09/23/2008

Term
 Speed is hte measure of _______ _______ in a given amount of _______
Definition
 Speed is hte measure of distance traveled in a given amount of time
Term
 equation for calculating speed
Definition
 v=d/t
Term
 units for speed are
Definition
 meters/seconds
Term
 distance- _________ an object in motion travels in ________-
Definition
 distance- how far an object in motion travels in meters
Term
 displacement is the _________of an object in motion from initial position to final position.
Definition
 displacement is the chagne in position of an object in motion from initial position to final position.
Term
 velocity is the change in ___ of an object over a ________ ____________
Definition
 velocity is the change in displacement of an object over a time interval
Term
 constant speed= objects tdo not __________ or _________-. Objects cover ______ amount of ________ each ____ interval.
Definition
 constant speed= objects tdo not slow down or speed up. Objects cover equal amounts of distance each time interval.
Term
 constant velocity- constant speed in ____________
Definition
 constant velocity- constant speed in one direction
Term
 a graph shows how _______ are related with a picture
Definition
 a graph shows how two variables are related with a picture
Term
 independent variable- this is the variable that you as the experimenter are free to change. It is usually plotted on the ___ or __________ axis. It is sometimes called the ______ variable.
Definition
 independent variable- this is the variable that you as the experimenter are free to change. It is usually plotted on the x or horizontal axis. It is sometimes called the manipulated variable.
Term
 Dependent variable- the value of this variable depends on changees in the independent variable. It is plotted on the _____ or the _________ axis. It is sometimes called the ________ variable.
Definition
 Dependent variable- the value of this variable depends on changees in the independent variable. It is plotted on the y or the vertical axis. It is sometimes called the responding variable.
Term
 HIM stands for_______-VDR stands for ________
Definition
 horizontal independent manipulatedvertical dependent responding
Term
 a graph can be used as a _____-- to make _________ based on the relationship between x and y variables.
Definition
 a graph can be used as a model to make predictions based on the relationship between x and y variables.
Term
 a position is always specified ________ to a _____ ________ or a __________________.
Definition
 a position is always specified relative to a reference point or a frame of reference.
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