Unit 1 Packet

Regular Physics


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Objective 1

The Physics 500 (pp. 1-2)

Describing Motion Verbally (pp. 3-6)

 

Objective 2

Describing Motion Pictorially (pp. 7-8)

Name That Motion Lab (pp. 9-10)

 

Objective 3

Describing Motion Numerically (pp. 11-12)

Those Wheels Are Hot Lab (pp. 23-24)

 

Objective 4

Matching Data, Graphs, and Words (pp. 13-14)

Sonic Ranger Lab: Position-Time Graphs (pp. 15-20)

Position-Time Graph (pp. 21-22)

Those Wheels Are Hot Lab (pp. 23-24)

Sonic Ranger Lab: Velocity-Time Graphs (pp. 25-29)

Describing Motion Graphically (pp. 31-32)

Interpretting Velocity-Time Graphs (pp. 33-34)

Graph That Motion Lab (pp. 35-38)

The Two Stage Rocket (pp. 39-42)

 

Objective 5

Kinematic Equations (pp. 43-44)

Stopping Distance Lab (pp. 45-46)

Free Fall (pp. 47-48)

 

Objective 6

Motion Problems (pp. 49-50)

 

 

Supplementary Challenges

 


The Physics 500 (pp. 1-2)

PLQ#1 Average Speed Calculations

PLQ#2 Independent vs. Dependent Variables

PLQ#3 Direct vs. Inverse Relations

PLQ#4 Conversion Factors

PLQ#5 Average Speed vs. Instantaneous Speed

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Describing Motion Verbally (pp. 3-6)

#1 Vectors and Scalars

#2 Distance vs. Displacement

#3 Distance vs. Displacement

#4 Average Velocity Calculations

#5 Speed vs. Velocity

#6 Instantaneous Speed

#7 Direction of Velocity Vector

#8 Meaning of Velocity and Acceleration

#9 Direction of Acceleration Vector

#10 Direction of Veclocity and Acceleration Vector

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Describing Motion Pictorially (pp. 7-8)

#1 Meaning of Acceleration and Motion Diagrams

#2 Meaning of Acceleration

#3 Direction of Acceleration Vector

#4 Direction of Acceleration Vector

#5 Meaning of Acceleration and Motion Diagrams

#6 Ticker Tape Diagrams

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Name That Motion Lab (pp. 9-10)

Describing Motion With Words

Acceleration

Ticker Tape Diagrams

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Describing Motion Numerically (pp. 11-12)

#1- #4 Use of Conversion Factors

#5 Meaning of Speed and Describing Motion with Numbers

#6 Use of Conversion Factors

#7 and #8 Meaning of Acceleration and Describing Motion with Numbers

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Matching Data, Graphs, and Words (pp. 13-14)

#1 Motion Diagrams and Meaning of Speed

#2 Position-Time Graphs and Velocity-Time Graphs

#3 Position-Time Graphs and Velocity-Time Graphs

#4 Ticker Tape Diagrams and Position-Time Graphs

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Sonic Ranger Lab: Position-Time Plots (pp. 15-20)

Position-Time Graphs
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Position-Time Graph (pp. 21-22)

#1 Position-Time Graphs (meaning of slope and shape)

#2 Position-Time Graphs (meaning of slope)

#3 Position-Time Graphs (slope calculations)

#4 Position-Time Graphs (slope calculations)

#5 Position-Time Graphs (slope calculations)

#6 Position-Time Graphs (slope calculations)

#7 Position-Time Graphs (slope calculations)

#8 Position-Time Graphs and Meaning of Distance

#9 Position-Time Graphs and Meaning of Distance

#10 Position-Time Graphs and Meaning of Displacement

#11 Summary of Previous Questions

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Those Wheels Are Hot Lab (pp. 23-24)

Constant Velocity vs. Acceleration

Distance-Time Relationship (for an accelerated motion)

Position-Time Graphs

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Sonic Ranger Lab: Velocity-Time Plots (pp. 25-29)

Velocity-Time Graphs
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Describing Motion Graphically (pp. 31-32)

#1 Position-Time Graphs (meaning of slope and shape)

#2 Velocity-Time Graphs (meaning of slope and shape)

#3 Position-Time Graphs (meaning of slope and shape)

#4 Velocity-Time Graphs (meaning of slope and shape)

#5 Velocity-Time Graphs (meaning of slope and shape)

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Interpretting Velocity-Time Graphs (pp. 33-34)

#1 Ticker Tape Diagrams and

Velocity-Time Graphs (meaning of slope and shape)

#2 Velocity-Time Graphs (meaning of slope and shape) and

Verbal Descriptions of Motion (constant speed, acceleration, etc.)

#3 Velocity-Time Graphs (meaning of slope and shape)

Confusion of p-t Graphs and v-t Graphs

Another Relevant Animation

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Graph That Motion Lab (pp. 35-38)

Position-Time Graphs (meaning of shape)

Velocity-Time Graphs (meaning of slope and shape) and

Ticker Tape Diagrams

Constant Rightward Velocity

Rightward Velocity with Rightward Acceleration

Rightward Velocity with Leftward Acceleration

Constant Leftward Velocity

Leftward Velocity with Leftward Acceleration

Leftward Velocity with Rightward Acceleration

 

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The Two Stage Rocket (pp. 39-42)

Position-TIme Graphs

Velocity-Time Graphs

Ticker Tape Diagrams

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Kinematic Equations (pp. 43-44)

Kinematic Equations and Problem-Solving
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Stopping Distance Lab (pp. 45-46)

Help Not Yet Available
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Free Fall (pp. 47-48)

#1 Distance-Time Relationship (for an accelerated motion) and

Speed-Time Relationship (for an accelerated motion)

#2 Meaning of Acceleration

#3 Distance-Time Relationship (for an accelerated motion)

#4 Meaning of Acceleration

#5a Free Fall and Acceleration of Gravity

#5b Free Fall and Vector Diagrams

#5c Distance-Time Relationship (for an accelerated motion) and

Speed-Time Relationship (for an accelerated motion)

#6 Speed-Time Relationship (for an accelerated motion)

Also consider using Kinematic Equations and Free Fall Motion


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Motion Problems (pp. 49-50)

Meaning of Slope on a Velocity-Time Graph

Relating the Shape to the Motion for a Velocity-Time Graph

Determining the Slope of a Velocity-Time Graph

Determining the Area of a Velocity-Time Graph

Kinematic Equations and Problem-Solving

Kinematic Equations and Velocity-Time Graphs

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Supplementary Challenges

See answers and accompanying solutions to all odd-numbered problems.



Additional resources for physics students are available through links on the GBS Physics Home Page. Such resources include the Multimedia Physics Studios , a collection of animations and movies which illustrate key physics concepts and the Shockwave Physics Studios, a collection of interactive Shockwave exercises.

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This page last updated on 9/9/98.