# Study sets matching "physics motion"

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What is a scalar quantity?

Give an example of a scalar quantity

What is a vector quantity?

Give an example of a vector quantity

A scalar quantity is one which has magnitude only

Length area energy time

A vector quantity is one which has both magnitude and direction

Displacement acceleration force

What is a scalar quantity?

A scalar quantity is one which has magnitude only

Give an example of a scalar quantity

Length area energy time

What does a distnace time graph show us?

What does a straight diagonal line show?

What does a horizontal line show?

What is a vector quantity ?

Rate of change of distance

Constant speed

Object being stationary

Has both a size and direction e.g velocity

What does a distnace time graph show us?

Rate of change of distance

What does a straight diagonal line show?

Constant speed

What force holds Earth in orbit around…

What is the shape of Earth's orbit?

Where is the sun located relative to Ea…

At which point in its orbit around the…

Gravity

Ellipses

At one focus of the Earth's orbit

Pharahelium , closer

What force holds Earth in orbit around…

Gravity

What is the shape of Earth's orbit?

Ellipses

What is speed?

What is the formula for speed?

what is the formula for velocity?

What is the difference between speed an…

Speed is the average rate at which an object covers distance.

Distance/ time

velocity= Displacement/ time

Speed is how FAST an object is moving whilst ... Velocity is the…

What is speed?

Speed is the average rate at which an object covers distance.

What is the formula for speed?

Distance/ time

motion

reference point

meter

speed

when an object's distance from another object changes

a place or object used for comparison to determine if somethin…

the basic SI unit for measuring length

the distance the object travels in one unit of time

motion

when an object's distance from another object changes

reference point

a place or object used for comparison to determine if somethin…

motion

car's motion relative to ground, oncomi…

scalar

"how far" s vs v

difference between 2 points (manipulated by point of reference)

ground- speedometer... traffic- 2 speeds together

magnitude only, only #'s and unit

scalar: distance within frame of reference ... vector: displaceme…

motion

difference between 2 points (manipulated by point of reference)

car's motion relative to ground, oncomi…

ground- speedometer... traffic- 2 speeds together

Motion

Rectilinear motion

Circular motion

Path length

A body is said to be in motion when its position changes with…

Motion of an object in a straight line

Motion of an object along a circular path

Distance travelled by an object from initial point to final po…

Motion

A body is said to be in motion when its position changes with…

Rectilinear motion

Motion of an object in a straight line

Speed

Instantaneous speed

average speed

displacement

a measurement of the rate a distance is travelled over a parti…

speed at a particular instant of time

average speed travelled over an entire journey

the straight line distance from your starting position, units…

Speed

a measurement of the rate a distance is travelled over a parti…

Instantaneous speed

speed at a particular instant of time

Relative motion

Frame of reference

Distance

Vector

Movement in relation to a frame reference

A system of objects that are not moving with respect to one an…

Length of path between two points

A quantity with magnitude and direction

Relative motion

Movement in relation to a frame reference

Frame of reference

A system of objects that are not moving with respect to one an…

speed

instantaneous speed

average speed

velocity

How fast an object moves, the distance travelled per unit of t…

The speed at any instant.

The total distance travelled divided by the time of travel.

An objects speed and direction of motion.

speed

How fast an object moves, the distance travelled per unit of t…

instantaneous speed

The speed at any instant.

Scalar

Examples of Scalar quantities

Vector

Examples of Vector quantities

Are quantities that are described by magnitude

Time... Distance... Speed... Mass

Are quantities that are described by magnitude and direction

Direction... Displacement... Velocity... Bearings... Weight

Scalar

Are quantities that are described by magnitude

Examples of Scalar quantities

Time... Distance... Speed... Mass

law 1

inertia

law 2

law 3

inertia

(physics) the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest…

force... 2nd law Rate of change of momentum is proportional to th…

action /reaction... For every action there is an equal and opposi…

law 1

inertia

inertia

(physics) the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest…

Vector

Scalar

Distance

Displacment

a quantity having direction as well as magnitude, especially a…

of a quantity) having only magnitude, not direction

an amount of space between two things or people.

the moving of something from its place or position.

Vector

a quantity having direction as well as magnitude, especially a…

Scalar

of a quantity) having only magnitude, not direction

Instantaneous velocity

Scalar

Position

Time interval

The speed and direction of an object at a particular instant

Another term given for the size of a quantity

The location of an object relative to an origin

The formula t2-t1

Instantaneous velocity

The speed and direction of an object at a particular instant

Scalar

Another term given for the size of a quantity

Acceleration of Gravity

Scalar

Zenith

Mass

9.8 m/s^2

The measure of a quantity without telling a direction

The highest point a projectile reaches

A measure of the quantity of the matter that an object contains

Acceleration of Gravity

9.8 m/s^2

Scalar

The measure of a quantity without telling a direction

speed

velocity

acceleration

distance

distance travelled over time; a positive number. Not a vector

the change in displacement over the change in time; is a vector

change in velocity over the change in time; is a vector. Happe…

how far an object travels; not a vector

speed

distance travelled over time; a positive number. Not a vector

velocity

the change in displacement over the change in time; is a vector

Referance point

Position

Motion

Displacement

Is the starting point you chose to describe the location, or p…

Is an object distance and direction from the reference point

Is the process of changing position

Is the difference between the initial (first) position and the…

Referance point

Is the starting point you chose to describe the location, or p…

Position

Is an object distance and direction from the reference point

Reference point

Position

Motion

Displacement

The strating point you chose to describe the location or posit…

An object's distance and direction from a reference point

The process of changing position

The difference between the initial position and the final posi…

Reference point

The strating point you chose to describe the location or posit…

Position

An object's distance and direction from a reference point

Particle Model

Coordinate system

Position

Distance

Simplified version of a motion diagram in which the object in…

The location of the zero point of the variable you are studyin…

Seperation between an object and the origin

How far an object is from the origin

Particle Model

Simplified version of a motion diagram in which the object in…

Coordinate system

The location of the zero point of the variable you are studyin…

inertia

contact forces

field forces

contact vs field forces

the object is at rest tends to stay at rest, the object in mot…

connection between interacting objects

action at a distance

football/football player vs gravity

inertia

the object is at rest tends to stay at rest, the object in mot…

contact forces

connection between interacting objects

Motion

Distance

Displacement

Physical quantities

When its positions changes with the respect to its surroundings

Actual length of the path covered by a moving body irrespectiv…

Shortest distance between the initial position and the final p…

Measurable quantities. Eg; mass, length

Motion

When its positions changes with the respect to its surroundings

Distance

Actual length of the path covered by a moving body irrespectiv…