UNIT 01  Motion (kinematics) 

EXPECTATIONS  Before we start this unit you should be able to:


UNIT I LEARNING GOALS  At the conclusion of this part of the unit, I will be able to: PART I 1) demonstrate understanding of motion vectors by drawing component vectors for an object's displacement or velocity by hand or by using tools available on Google Slides 2) further demonstrate understanding of vectors by adding basic component vectors together to build a resulting vector OR use a resulting vector to find component vectors by hand or by using tools available on Google Slides 3) find the component vectors of an initial vector given the length of the initial vector and an interior angle using trigonometry 4) Calculate an object's velocity or speed using 4 part FULL WOLGEMUTHIAN system 5) Graph an object's velocity on a displacement vs time graph 6) Graph an object's speed on a distance vs time graph
2) demonstrate understanding of and calculations for an objects' position, displacement, distance, velocity, speed and acceleration in one dimension using appropriate formulae: For horizontal motion in one dimension:
For vertical motion in one dimension:
3) demonstrate understanding of and calculations for an objects' position, displacement, distance, velocity, speed and acceleration in two dimensions using the above formulae in combination 4) demonstrate understanding of and calculations for an objects' position, displacement, distance, velocity and speed and acceleration by analyzing displacement vs time, velocity vs time, or acceleration vs time graphs 



A note on subscripts: It is REALLY important in physics to keep track of such things as the initial value for a term and the final value for that same term. Physicists often use subscripts to assist:


Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep and Radar Cannot Find Them They'll all (face to face) Meet in parallel Space Preceding Their Leaders Behind them 