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14 terms

Graphing Motion

The vocabulary used in graphing motion.
STUDY
PLAY
SPEED
distance travelled per unit time
DISPLACEMENT
the act of uniform movement
SLOPE
rise over run
ACCELERATION
(physics) a rate of change of velocity
VELOCITY
speed and direction
INSTANTANEOUS SPEED
the rate at which an object is moving at a given moment in time
LINEAR GRAPH
a line graph in which the data points yield a straight line
UNIFORM MOTION
the motion of an object moving at a constant rate
POSITION
the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
AVERAGE SPEED
Total distance divided by total time
ULTRASONIC MOTION DETECTOR
A device that emits an ultrasonic frequency which is reflected off nearby objects to determine the range from the sensor.
photogate timer
A device that contains a laser that as the beam is broken, it begins to count the elapsed time.
regression analysis
a mathematical approach for fitting an equation to a set of data
curve fit
The curve that is drawn on a scatter plot to show the approximate realation beween two varibles, the varible depends on the other.

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