An object can appear to have different velocities depending on the velocity of an observer. In this problem set, 2-D scenarios will be analyzed from different frames of reference in order to determine the velocity of one object relative to another.
frames of reference, kinematics, physics 11-12, vectors, velocity
The trajectory of a ball dropped from a person on a moving cart will be modelled using both x-position vs. time graphs and y-position vs. time graphs. The scenario will be analyzed from the point of view of an observer on the cart and on the ground.
displacement, frames of reference, graphs, gravitational potential energy, gravity, physics 11-12, projectile motion, reference frames, velocity
What do the velocity-time and acceleration-time graphs look like for a cannon ball launched from a moving cart? This scenario will be analyzed by breaking down both velocity and acceleration into vertical and horizontal components.
acceleration, frames of reference, graphs, gravitational acceleration, gravity, physics 11-12, projectile motion, reference frames, velocity
Velocity will be separated into vertical and horizontal components in order to analyze the factors that influence the trajectory of a cannonball. The questions are based off the following PhET simulation, which can be used to double check answers: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/projectile-motion
acceleration, displacement, gravitational acceleration, kinematics, physics 11-12, projectile motion, simulation, velocity