In this unit we will explore linear (one-dimensional) motion by asking the kinematic, or “how” questions: How long did it travel? (Time) How far did it travel? (Displacement) How fast did it travel? (Velocity and Acceleration.) We will then examine the kinematics of a falling object.
- Motion in One Dimension – Learning Goals
- Motion in One Dimension – Assignment Fun!!
- Moving Man Website
POCDAST 1: Introduction to Displacement and Velocity
PODCAST 2: Interpreting Graphs of Position vs Time
PODCAST 3: Acceleration
PODCAST 4: Kinematics and Free Fall
- Analysis of kinematics graphs with animations (This one is good…and at the bottom of the page click “next” to go on.)
- The following animations from a website called The Physics Classroom are also helpful with basic concepts. Of particular interest are the ones I highlighted.
- Average vs. Instantaneous Speed
- Hot Wheels Track
- Acceleration vs. Constant Velocity
- Constant Rightward Velocity
- Constant Leftward Velocity
- Rightward Velocity with a Rightward Acceleration
- Rightward Velocity with a Leftward Acceleration
- Leftward Velocity with a Leftward Acceleration
- Leftward Velocity with a Rightward Acceleration
- Passing Lane – Position vs. Time Graph
- Passing Lane – Velocity vs. Time Graph
- The Stoplight
- Motion of a Two-Stage Rocket