IPC Chapter 4

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IPC Chapter 4
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  1. the branch of applied mathematical dealing with motion and forces
    mechanics
  2. measures the positions, speed or velocity, and acceleration of objects
    kinematics
  3. the branch of mechanics concerned with the motion of bodies under the action of forces
    dynamics
  4. the branch of mechanics concerned with bodies at rest and forces in equilibrium
    statics
  5. a pause or break in activity
    interval
  6. any measurable quantity that can be completely described with a single piece of information is a scalar quantity;
    having only magnitude, not direction
    scalar
  7. a quantity having direction as well as magnitude
    vector
  8. the amount of space between two things or people
    distance
  9. the moving of something from its place or position
    displacement
  10. the great size or extent of something
    magnitude
  11. the rate of motion
    speed
  12. physics, velocity is the rate of change of displacement
    average speed
  13. the rate of displacement;the speed of something in a given direction
    velocity
  14. increase in the rate of speed of something
    acceleration
  15. a set of connected things or part forming a complex whole
    system
  16. can slow, stop or reverse the original positive velocity
    negative acceleration
  17. equal to the distance traveled
    speed
  18. the total distance divided by the total time
    average speed
  19. the actual speed at any given moment (basically the speedometer)
    instantaneous speed
  20. can be a scalar or vector;
    the rate of change of speed or velocity over time
    acceleration
  21. vectors are drawn as
    lines
  22. requires 2 pieces of information: a scalar for a magnitude and a direction
    vector
  23. velocity vs. speed; a measurable quantity that has both a scalar value and a direction associated with it
    vector
  24. an entity consisting of one or more parts that logically belong
    physical system
  25. the geometric space containing the point of reference
    frame of reference, or reference frame
  26. an imaginary line marked off in distance units
    coordinate axis
  27. physicists split mechanics into 3 parts:
    kinematics, dynamics, statics

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