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Week of 10/16 - 10/20 (Quiz Thur. 10/19):
  • magnitude
  • direction/angle
  • vector
  • vector quantity (examples of)
  • scalar
  • scalar quantity (examples of)
  • head/tip
  • tail
  • (head-)tip-to-tail method
  • vector addition
  • vector subtraction
  • relative motion
  • frame of reference
  • (inverse) sin/cos/tan (-1) [Trig. functions]
  • leg; hypotenuse
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Law of Sines
  • Law of Cosines
  • components
  • resultant
  • orthogonal
  • parallel & perpendicular (normal)
  • current (re: water)
  • ground speed
  • wind speed
  • air speed
  • inertial frame of reference
    • Earth's/fixed frame of reference
  • x- or y- component
  • theta (θ) [used for angles]
  • motion in 2 dimensions (linear)
  • vector composition
  • vector resolution
  • parallelogram method; diagonal (of a quadrilateral shape)
  • projectile motion (and 2D motion along a curved [non-linear] path, in general)
  • range & hang time [projectiles]
  • projectile
  • apex / max. height [projectiles]
  • trajectory
  • parabolic
  • tension [force]
  • equilibrium
  • weight
  • inclined plane (or, ramp); angle of incline
  • Newton (the unit)
 
 
 
Week of 9/04 - 9/08 (Quiz Mon. 9/18):

  • kinematics
  • particle model
  • translation
  • motion diagram
  • "naught" (subscript)
  • time interval
  • instantaneous
  • average
  • origin (frame of ref.)
  • position
  • linear motion
  • distance
  • displacement
  • speed, instantaneous & average
  • velocity, instantaneous & average
  • acceleration, positive & negative
  • deceleration
  • negative and positive vis-a-vis position, velocity, acceleration
  • at rest
  • free fall
  • air resistance
  • apex
  • terminal velocity
  • gravitational acceleration constant
  • vacuum
  • uniform acceleration
  • uniform motion
  • tangent line
  • secant line
  • delta
  • rate
  • area under the curve
  • "g-forces"
  • stopping/braking distance
  • hang time
  • maximum height
  • jerk (bonus)

 

 
 
Week of 8/07 - 8/11 (Quiz Wed. 8/16):
  • hypothesis
  • theory
  • precision
  • accuracy
  • quantity
  • unit (dimension)
  • symbol
  • base/derived units
  • MKS/SI (metric) & English systems (of units)
  • line of best fit
  • directly proportional
  • inversely proportional
  • quadratic relationship
  • independent variable
  • dependent variable
  • dimensional analysis
  • conversion factor
  • physical science
  • law
  • scientific method
  • slope
  • percent error
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