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CEOE Physical Science: Distance, Speed & Acceleration - Chapter Summary
Brush up on what you've learned about distance, speed and acceleration to make sure you're prepared for some questions you'll see on the day of the CEOE Physical Science test. The lessons help you get ready for items that involve the following:
- How distance and displacement differ
- Equations for motion and acceleration
- Velocity, speed and inertia
- Impulse and momentum
- Distance vs. time and force vs. time graphs
You conveniently can watch the video lessons from a computer, tablet or smartphone. Check your grip on the content by taking a practice quiz with every lesson.
1. Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples
Distance and displacement might seem like similar terms but in physics, understanding the difference can mean getting a question right instead of wrong. In this lesson, we will define these terms and illustrate how easy it is to confuse the two.
2. What Is Motion? - Definition & Equations
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what motion is and use basic equations of motion to solve problems. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
3. Implications of Mechanics on Objects
Forces act on objects causing them to move. Mechanics is the field of science designated to the study of moving objects. This lesson describes how forces act on objects resulting in motion. Examples are used to describe how forces interact resulting in both simple and complex movement.
4. Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas
Did you know that an object's speed and velocity may not be the same? This lesson describes the concepts of speed and velocity relating to objects in motion. We'll look at a specific example to help learn how to calculate both speed and velocity.
5. What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula
This lesson describes the difference between speed, velocity and acceleration. Examples are used to help you understand the concept of acceleration and learn to calculate acceleration with a mathematical formula.
6. Distinguishing Between Inertia and Mass
Mass and inertia are both related to the amount of matter an object has, but they aren't exactly the same thing. In this video lesson, you'll see how mass affects an object's inertia, which in turn affects that object's motion.
7. Momentum and Impulse: Definition, Theorem and Examples
To understand how a change in momentum affects an object, we look to impulse. In this lesson, you'll understand how impulse describes an object's change in momentum, as well as how changing the force or time of the impulse can have very different outcomes.
8. Graphing Position & Speed vs Time: Practice Problems
After watching this video, you should be able to explain what position and speed are. You should also be able to plot position vs. time and speed vs. time graphs. A short quiz will follow.
9. Overview of Graphs of Free Fall Motion
After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what free fall motion is, and identify and draw displacement, velocity, and acceleration-time graphs for free fall motion.
10. Force vs. Time & Force vs. Distance Graphs
In this lesson, you'll find out how to determine impulse from a force-time graph and speed from a distance-time graph. You'll also learn how to describe the general shape of these graphs for simple harmonic motion.
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