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Uniformly Accelerated Motion

  • Narciso Garcia
  • Arthur Damask
  • Steven Schwarz

Abstract

In this chapter we introduce certain vector quantities—position, displacement, velocity and acceleration—used to describe the motion of a body. We define these quantities and discuss the mathematical relations between them. We then derive specific functional relations between them and time (a scalar quantity) for the case where the object moves in a straight line with constant acceleration. The chapter concludes with a discussion of projectile motion, one of the simplest types of two-dimensional motion.

Keywords

Average Velocity Initial Velocity Instantaneous Velocity Constant Acceleration Average Acceleration 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Narciso Garcia
    • 1
  • Arthur Damask
    • 1
  • Steven Schwarz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsQueens CollegeUSA

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