# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

The Physics Classroom
Terminology and physics concepts
12
Physics
Not Applicable
06/09/2016

Term
 Mechanics
Definition
 The study of the motion of objects.
Term
 Kinematics
Definition
 The science of describing the motion of objects using words, diagrams, numbers, graphs, and equations.   (A branch of mechanics)
Term
 The mathematical quantities that are used to describe the motion of objects.   (2 categories)
Definition
 Vectors and Scalars
Term
 Scalars
Definition
 Quantities that are fully described by a magnitude (or numerical value) alone.
Term
 Vectors
Definition
 Quantities that are described by both magnitude and direction.
Term
 Distance
Definition
 Scalar quantity - how much ground and object has covered during its motion.
Term
 Displacement
Definition
 Vector Quantity - How far out of place an object is; an objects overall change in position.
Term
 Speed
Definition
 Scalar Quantity - How fast an object is moving
Term
 Average Speed Formula
Definition
 Average Speed = Distance Traveled                          Time Traveled
Term
 Average Velocity Formula
Definition
 Average Velocity = (delta) position= speed                                    time           time      v=d     t
Term
 Instantaneous Speed
Definition
 The speed at any instance in time.
Term
 Average Speed
Definition
 The average of all instantaneous speeds.
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