Speed & Velocity:

Objectives:

   1.    Define motion and Speed.

   2.    Calculate speed using the formula s = d/t.

   3.    Distinguish between constant, instantaneous, and average speed.

   4.    Represent speed graphically as d/t.

   5.    Distinguish between speed and velocity.

Key Terms:

    average speed    instantaneous speed    speed    velocity    rate

Web Resources:

   www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/1DKin/U1b.html

    www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/1DKin/U1L1c.html

   www.hyper-former.com/physics1/syllabus.htm    (check out vectors and speed)

Notes:

Speed:    (d/t)                 

Speed is simply the distance an object has traveled divided by the time it took to get there. It is the measure of how fast something is going.

Velocity:

   Velocity can simply be stated as speed with direction.

        Think about this.

        While on the track team you run the 400m, on an oval track, in 50 seconds.