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Honors Physics

Week 4 (9/13-9/17)


Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Quiz Acceleration Acceleration, Motion Graphs
(v vs. t)
Catch the speeder lab

Equipment needed:  pen/pencil, scientific calculator, notebook will be needed everyday

Graph paper & ruler will be needed on Thursday


Match Graph Lab Questions due Monday 9/13
Ch. 2 Section 2 Review Questions 5 & 6(p. 59)  due Friday 9/17
Practice 2B problems  (p. 49) due Friday 9/17

Important Vocabulary:

bulletpositive acceleration
bulletnegative acceleration
bulletdeceleration (not the same as negative acceleration)

Watch out for misconceptions!

bulletnegative acceleration does not always mean an object is slowing down
(see table 2-3 on p. 51)
bulletAcceleration is a vector, and must have a direction.
bulletNegative signs denote direction.  Negative velocity means velocity in the negative direction.  Negative acceleration means acceleration in the negative direction.

Important Equations:

a = Δv/Δt

vave = 1/2 (vi + vf)


Useful links:     Your textbook companion site,
                            Physics Classroom: 1-D Kinematics
                            Physics Classroom: Position-time graphs
                            Physics Classroom: Velocity-time graphs
                            Watch Kinematics in Java
                            Convert units automatically online
                            Scientific Notation practice
                            The Jet Powered Wheelchair
                            A history of speeding tickets