Lesson. Drawing Linear Motion Diagrams. Objectives. To learn the terms in Kinematics To be able to draw a motion diagram that represents the motion as described in a kinematics problem. Terms to Understand. The kinematics quantities can be related as:
Drawing Linear Motion Diagrams
the rate of change of velocity of the object).
You can think of it as a stroboscopic picture. (A stroboscope is a light source that flashes on and off periodically.) Imagine that the object is in the dark, except for the strobe. Every time the light flashes on, you can see the object’s position. The time between flashes is always the same, and the path of the motion will be recorded.
This represents a motion diagram for a car moving to the right. The diagram starts at time = 0 s, when the car is at position 3 m. It continues at regular time intervals, until the car is at position 11 m.
The direction of the acceleration arrow is in the same direction as the velocity arrows since the speed is increasing.
1-dimensional kinematics of a body undergoing constant acceleration. Includes visually integrating the acceleration and velocity graphs, and visually differentiating the position and velocity graphs.