9 terms

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