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Science
Physics
Motion Vocabulary
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motion
change in position relative to a fixed point
point of reference
specifies the precise location of objects in space and time
distance
how far an object moves from the starting point
displacement
the distance and direction of an object's change in position from the starting point
rate
any change over time
speed
rate of change of position - or rate of motion
speed formula
distance divided by time
instantaneous speed
rate of motion at any given instant
constant speed
speed that does not vary over time
average speed
total distance traveled divided by total time of travel
velocity
speed in a particular direction
example of a velocity
12 meters per second southwest
example of speed
50 meters per second
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