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in Lesson 1 is acceleration. An often confused quantity‚ acceleration has a meaning much different than the meaning associated with it by sports announcers and other individuals. The definition of acceleration is: Acceleration is a vector quantity that is defined as the rate at which an object changes its velocity. An object is accelerating if it is changing its velocity. Sports announcers will occasionally say that a person is accelerating if he/she is moving fast. Yet acceleration has nothing to

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ACCELERATION: Good afternoon everyone! Our group will discuss about acceleration. But before that‚ what is acceleration? Acceleration is a vector quantity that is defined as the rate at which an object changes its velocity. An object is accelerating if it is changing its velocity. People will occasionally say that a person is accelerating if he/she is moving fast. Yet acceleration has nothing to do with going fast. A person can be moving very fast and still not be accelerating. Acceleration

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Acceleration from Gravity on an Incline I. Introduction: Acceleration is the rate of change of the velocity of a moving body. Galileo was the first person to actually experiment and examine the concept of acceleration back in the seventeenth century. Acceleration can be determined by calculating the gravity and an incline. An incline is slope that is deviated between horizontal and vertical positions. Gravity is the natural force of attraction towards the center of the earth. Because of this

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What is the direction of the acceleration vector for each of these situations? Remember that if an object speeds up‚ then the velocity and acceleration vectors are in the same direction. If an object slows down‚ then they are in opposite directions. Any object that is traveling in a vertical direction also experiences acceleration due to gravity. Left: Object travels to left and speeds up. Down: Object is tossed upward. A ball is tossed up into the air with a velocity of 50 m/s. The figure

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Uniform linear acceleration Introduction This topic is about particles which move in a straight line and accelerate uniformly.  Problems can vary enormously‚ so you have to have your wits about you.  Problems can be broken down into three main categories: Constant uniform acceleration Time-speed graphs Problems involving two particles Constant uniform acceleration Remember what the following variables represent:  t = the time ;  a = the acceleration ; u = the initial speed ; v = the final

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slightly lower speed than the Earth does‚ the radius of its orbit will slowly decrease‚ and it will move inward toward the Sun. This could bring the probe near the inner planets‚ Venus and Mercury. Acceleration of an Object in Uniform Circular Motion In this activity‚ you will explore the acceleration of an object that travels a circular path at constant speed. Motion of this kind is called uniform circular motion. A. The Gizmotm shows both a top view and a side view of a puck constrained by

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Chapter 6. Uniform Acceleration Problems: Speed and Velocity 6-1. A car travels a distance of 86 km at an average speed of 8 m/s. How many hours were required for the trip? [pic] [pic] t = 2.99 h 6-2. Sound travels at an average speed of 340 m/s. Lightning from a distant thundercloud is seen almost immediately. If the sound of thunder reaches the ear 3 s later‚ how far away is the storm? [pic] t = 58.8 ms 6-3. A small rocket leaves its pad and travels a

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Acceleration Worksheet 3 Worked Example A cheetah running at 20 m s−1 slows down as it approaches a stream. Within 3.0s‚ its speed has reduced to 2 m s−1. Calculate the average acceleration of the cheetah. Solve the following: 1. A sports car‚ accelerating from rest‚ was timed over 400 m and was found to reach a speed of 120 km h−1 in 18.0 s. a. What was the average speed of the car in m s−1? b. Calculate the average acceleration of the car in km h−1 s−1. c. What was

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Calculate the value of t when Q is due north of P. (2) (Total 8 marks) 2. A train starts from rest at a station A and moves along a straight horizontal track. For the first 10 s‚ the train moves with constant acceleration 1.2 m s–2. For the next 24 s it moves with constant acceleration 0.75 m s–2. It then moves with constant speed for T seconds. Finally it slows down with constant deceleration 3 m s–2 until it comes to rest at a station B. (a) (b) (c) Show that‚ 34 s after leaving A‚ the speed

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Lab Conclusion When comparing the average speed results from part two of the lab and the definition of acceleration‚ you find similarities between the two. First‚ average speed is distance divided by time‚ and we use it to describe the motion of an object moving at changing speeds. We can see this from our lab results from the average speed of the marble traveling down the ramp‚ because it picks up speed. When the marble is released at the top of the ramp‚ the ball doesn’t have the same momentum