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KINEMATICS

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Kinematics
The branch of physics associated with the description of motion
Scalar
Quantity which can be described with its magnitude
Vector
Quantity which has magnitude and direction
Displacement
Straight line length from the starting point to the ending point. An object can move and have zero displacement if it starts and ends at the same point.
Distance
The length of the path traveled by an object
Frame of reference
Set of a point, origin, and some directions to place a particle
Speed
Distance travelled per unit time
Velocity
A vector quantity that includes the speed and direction of an object.
Position
An object's location at any given time