Glencoe Physical Science, Chapter 2 (select vocab)
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when the distance between an object and a stationary reference point is changing
how far an object moves from a reference point, the SI unit of length or distance is the meter (m)
the distance and direction of an object's change in position from the starting point.
the distance an object travels per unit of time.
the total distance traveled divided by the total time of travel.
the speed of an object at a given point in time. Ex: speedometer data
units of measurement that are created from base units via dimensional analysis. Ex: km/hr.
the speed of an object including the direction of its motion. Ex: storms and planes
the rate of change of velocity: change in speed divided by change in time.
the change in acceleration when objects slow down
the change in acceleration when objects speeds up