# Study sets matching "ap physics"

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Magnitude and direction

Break it up into x and y components usi…

Velocity has a direction and speed does…

velocity

What two entities comprise a vector?

What do you do with any vector that is not on either the x or…

How are velocity and speed different?

What quantity is calculated from slope of the displacement ver…

Magnitude and direction

What two entities comprise a vector?

Break it up into x and y components usi…

What do you do with any vector that is not on either the x or…

distance

displacement

position

vector

length of path traveled

change in position with direction... the shortest straight line…

a location relative to a reference point

magnitude and direction... displacement divided by time

distance

length of path traveled

displacement

change in position with direction... the shortest straight line…

Control

Dependent variable

Observation

Independent variable

Does not recieve the independent variable and is used for comp…

The factor that may change in response to the independent vari…

Using your senses to gather information

One factor that is purposely changed

Control

Does not recieve the independent variable and is used for comp…

Dependent variable

The factor that may change in response to the independent vari…

acceleration

average speed

elapsed time

free fall

rate at which velocity is changing : change in speed/time inte…

total distance/time interval

time that has passed or relapsed since beginning of time measu…

motion under the influence of the gravitational force only

acceleration

rate at which velocity is changing : change in speed/time inte…

average speed

total distance/time interval

y = mx

y = mx + b

y = ax(2)

y = ax(2) + bx + c

m = y(2) - y(1)/x(2) - x(1)... m > 0 (upward)... m < 0 (downward)

m = y(2) - y(1)/x(2) - x(1)... m > 0 (upward)... m < 0 (downward)... b…

Vertex of parabola is on the origin.... a determines the amount o…

a > 0 (parabola opens upwards)... a < 0 (parabola opens downward)…

y = mx

m = y(2) - y(1)/x(2) - x(1)... m > 0 (upward)... m < 0 (downward)

y = mx + b

m = y(2) - y(1)/x(2) - x(1)... m > 0 (upward)... m < 0 (downward)... b…

Scalar

Vector

Position

Displacement

A physical quantity described by a single number, usually incl…

A physical quantity described to be both a magnitude and a dir…

Location of an object relative to a reference point, which is…

Change in an objects position

Scalar

A physical quantity described by a single number, usually incl…

Vector

A physical quantity described to be both a magnitude and a dir…

physics

model

hypothesis

theory

the most basic of the sciences that describes the behaviour an…

analogy or mental image of the phenomena in terms of something…

testable prediction... that is not yet proven

has much supporting evidence and based on observation

physics

the most basic of the sciences that describes the behaviour an…

model

analogy or mental image of the phenomena in terms of something…

Distance

Displacement

Speed

Average speed

An amount of space between two objects or two people; l d

Final velocity minus initial velocity; delta X

The rate that an object moves; m/s

Maximum speed minus low speed divided by 2 Vav

Distance

An amount of space between two objects or two people; l d

Displacement

Final velocity minus initial velocity; delta X

Scalars

Vectors

Position (vector)

Distance (scalar)

are quantities that are described by only a magnitude (numeric…

are quantities that are described by both a magnitude and a di…

is an object's location along a number line. Abbreviation is x…

refers to "how much ground an object has covered" during its m…

Scalars

are quantities that are described by only a magnitude (numeric…

Vectors

are quantities that are described by both a magnitude and a di…

displacement

Average speed

Average velocity

acceleration

The displacement of particle is defined as its changes in posi…

The average speed of a particle, a scalar quantity is defined…

The average velocity of a particle is defined as the particle'…

When the velocity of a particle changes with time, the particl…

displacement

The displacement of particle is defined as its changes in posi…

Average speed

The average speed of a particle, a scalar quantity is defined…

circular motion

tangential speed

uniform circular motion

centripetal acceleration

motion revolving about a single axis

describes speed of an object in circular motion

constant tangential speed

acceleration toward the center of a circular path

circular motion

motion revolving about a single axis

tangential speed

describes speed of an object in circular motion

Philosophy

Natural philosophy

Physics

Mass

The search of knowledge or wisdom

The study of the natural or physical

The study of the entire physical and natural world

The measure of the quantity of matter in a body

Philosophy

The search of knowledge or wisdom

Natural philosophy

The study of the natural or physical