Physics - Chapter 2
Motion
Terms and Objectives
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Note: The following terms and objectives are based on the
Indiana Standards 2000 for Physics 1. You may download the complete
physics standards by clicking here,
or view the standards relevant to Chapter 2 - Motion here.
New Terms in Chapter 2:
Chapter
2 Objectives:
When you have completed Chapter 2, you should be able to:
- ... recognize that a rate is
a quantity divided by a time interval.
- ... distinguish between average
speed and instantaneous
speed.
- ... perform units conversions given appropriate conversion factors.
- ... calculate the average speed of
an object (given displacement and time interval) and recognize
appropriate speed
units.
- ... distinguish between speed and
velocity.
- ... discuss what is meant by the statement "motion
is relative".
- ... tell when an object's velocity
is changing.
- ... tell what acceleration is,
and recognize when an acceleration occurs.
- ... recognize that acceleration is not a relative quantity.
- ... distinguish between velocity and
acceleration.
- ... calculate the acceleration
of an object (given change in velocity and time interval) and
recognize appropriate acceleration
units.
- ... solve numerical problems involving objects having constant
velocity.
- ... solve numerical problems involving objects having constant
acceleration.
- ... state the acceleration of an object in free fall near the
earth's surface in metric and "customary" units.
- ... recognize that the acceleration of an object in free fall
is constant.
- ... solve kinematics problems involving free fall.
- ... discuss the effect of air resistance on falling objects in
terms of distance traveled and velocity.
Possible Preconceptions to Correct:
Do you believe that any of the following statements are true? They
AREN'T! When you finish Chapter 2, you should
understand that each of these statements is FALSE,
and WHY.
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