Ch 14: Graphs of Motion

About This Chapter

Use this concise chapter on graphs of motion to prepare for an exam or complete a homework assignment. We provide concise, mobile-friendly lessons and multiple-choice quizzes to help ensure you're on track as you move through the chapter.

Graphs of Motion - Chapter Summary

Study the lessons in this chapter to review or learn more about the graphs of motion. You'll review subjects such as vector diagrams and the different was to describe motion. This chapter is designed to help you achieve these objectives:

  • Define vector diagrams and understand their uses
  • Find a displacement vector
  • Discuss motion using position vs. time graphs
  • Use velocity vs. time graphs to describe motion
  • Give qualitative descriptions of graphs of motion

You're sure to understand these topics quickly and easily with this user-friendly chapter. The video lessons included here are simple to navigate and self-paced for your convenience. To assess your knowledge before you study other things, take the quizzes included with the lessons as well as the test at the end of the chapter. Feel free to reach out to an instructor if you need any assistance.

5 Lessons in Chapter 14: Graphs of Motion
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What are Vector Diagrams? - Definition and Uses

1. What are Vector Diagrams? - Definition and Uses

Vector diagrams are used to illustrate vectors and they can also aid in vector operations. Learn about the definition of a vector diagram, how to use this in adding and subtracting vectors, and see some examples in using vector diagrams.

How to Find a Displacement Vector

2. How to Find a Displacement Vector

Learn the four steps used to find a displacement vector. To learn how the position of an object has changed the displacement vector must be found, usually in graph form, and represented by a straight line.

Using Position vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion

3. Using Position vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion

Motion can be explained adequately in the form of graphs for clarity. Learn how using position versus time graphs can help make kinematics problems easier to read, understand, and solve.

Using Velocity vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion

4. Using Velocity vs. Time Graphs to Describe Motion

A velocity vs. time graph is an effective way to describe the motion of objects and particles. Learn about how a velocity vs. time graph is set up, explore the meaning of shape and lines on these graphs, and discover how it describes the motion and direction of an object under consideration.

Understanding Graphs of Motion: Giving Qualitative Descriptions

5. Understanding Graphs of Motion: Giving Qualitative Descriptions

Understand graphs of motion means learning how to understand qualitative descriptions of factual data. Learn how to make qualitative observations while looking at graphs and the seven basic shapes of graphs that you should familiarize yourself with.

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