### Vector quantities in simple Kinematics
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Description : We will look at several
kinematics situations, involving different starting positions,
velocities, and accelerations. We can illustrate the information
with graphs, as well as display vectors associated with the
motion. The point of this experiment is to get familiar with the "conceptual
connection" between the vectors and the graphs.
Scenerio
1
Scenerio
2
Scenerio
3
Scenerio
4
Try each of the scenerios above, and watch the animations below.
At the same time, notice the graphs over on the right - they are
connected to the motion presented below. (Note that the center of
the box below is X=0 .. with the +x to the right and -x to the
left, as usual.) Also, the velocity vector is shown in
GREEN and the acceleration vector is
in BLUE |