The motion unit provides some background information necessary for
further physics studies. More importantly, it will provide students with a general feel of
senior physics. I can not stress to you enough just how important it is for you to do all of
the practice problems and homework. In order for you to learn it you need to practise it.
I have included a list of major concepts, some detail you should be familiar with and some links
to numerous sites which will allow you to view, download or print material which is directly
related to these concepts. In addition there may be some material which is of interest to
you (hey you never know!).
The links will assist you if you run into any difficulties and have specific questions.
Scalers and Vectors
- Distinguish between and provide examples of scalers and vectors
- Add collinear and non-collinear vectors algebraically and graphically.
- Draw and calculate average velocity and instantaneous velocityfrom graphs
- Draw position-time and velocity/time graphs.
- Calculate constant acceleration and displacement
- Derive equations from graphs
- Distinguish between constant, instaneous, and average speed and velocity
- Derive and/or use equations to solve problems involving different forms of: velocity, speed and acceleration
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