Science - ch.1 (Motion) Flashcards

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Science - ch.1 (Motion) Flashcards
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Science Ch.1 (Motion) flashcards
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  1. acceleration
    rate of change of velocity with time
  2. average speed
    total distance traveled divided by total time taken
  3. constant speed
    rate of change of position in which the same distance is traveled each second
  4. displacement
    a vector that represents the distance and direction of an object's change in position
  5. instantaneous speed
    speed at a specific instant in time
  6. reference point
    a starting point used to describe the position of an object
  7. rise
    change in the value of the vertical coordinate between two points on a graph
  8. run
    change in the value of the horizontal coordinate between two points on a graph
  9. slope
    a number describing how steep a plotted line on a graph is (rise/run)
  10. speed
    rate of change of position with time
  11. vector
    a quantity with both size and direction
  12. velocity
    a vector that represents an object's speed and direction

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