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Dynamics Quiz #1

Terms

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position vector
used to specify the location of the particle at any given instant
Particle
has a mass but negligible size and shape
average speed
total distance traveled divided by elapsed time
average velocity
displacement divided by time
3 equations
can only be used when acceleration is constant
displacement
change in position
Mechanics
a branch of the physical sciences that is concerned with the state of rest or motion of bodies subjected to the action of forces
rectilinear motion
motion along a straight line
Statics
concerned with the equilibrium of a body that is either at rest of moves with constant velocity
distance
the total length of the path over which the particle travels
curvilinear motion
motion along a curved path
speed
magnitude of velocity
Dynamics
deals with the accelerated motion of a body
Kinematics
study of the geometry of the motion
Kinetics
study of the forces that cause the motion

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