Honors 2 Projectile Motion: Textbook, Conceptual Physics, Paul Hewitt
We’re going to learn that the horizontal (sideways) component of motion is always independent of the vertical component of the motion. This isn’t always intuitive to everyone, so sometimes we’ll see a motion that doesn’t match our gut instincts. For instance, what is happening here?
Here is the PowerPoint presentation on vectors:
Adding vectors – graphical methods
subtracting vectors – graphical methods
multiplying vectors – graphical methods
adding vectors by components – trigonometry
relative velocity problems
Massachusetts Science Curriculum Framework 2016
1. Motion and Forces: Central Concept: Newton’s laws of motion and gravitation describe and predict the motion of most objects.
1.1 Compare and contrast vector quantities (e.g., displacement, velocity, acceleration force, linear momentum) and scalar quantities (e.g., distance, speed, energy, mass, work).
Common Core Standards for Mathematics – Grades 9-12
Standards for Mathematical Practice:
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively
- Model with mathematics
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
- N-VM.1 Recognize vector quantities as having both magnitude and direction. Represent vector quantities by directed line segments and use appropriate symbols for vectors and their magnitudes.
- N-VM.2 Find the components of a vector.