# Topic 2: Motion and Force Dynamics

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Topic 2: Motion and Force Dynamics
By: Mrs. Fagan

A: Motion Motion – an object is moving if its position changes against some background that stays the same

A: Motion The stationary background is called a reference frame.
Objects that you know aren’t moving; trees, buildings, lines on a road, etc.)

A: Motion Speed is how fast an object is moving.
To figure out speed you must measure two quantities The distance traveled The time it takes to travel the distance

A: Motion An object which covers equal distance in equal time is going at a constant speed. This object has an unchanging speed

A: Motion One way to determine speed is to use a distance-time graph.
Distance is measured on the vertical axis and time is measured on the horizontal axis

A: Motion By examining the shape of the line, you can determine what is happening with the motion of the object If the line is straight, the object is moving at constant speed If the line curves upward, the object is accelerating If the line curves downward, the object is decelerating

The slope (steepness of graph line) will show which object was going the greatest speed The steeper the line, the greater the slope The greater the slope, the greater the speed

A: Motion Since most objects do not move at constant speed, speed is often calculated in terms of average speed. Average speed is the distance covered by an object divided by the time it takes to travel the distance Speed = distance or v= d time t

A: Motion If you know the speed and time, but would like to know distance traveled, use the equation Distance = (speed)(time) or d=vt

A: Motion If you know the speed and distance, you can figure out time by using Time = distance or t = d speed v

A: Motion To use the equations, always determine the given values first (what do I already know) Figure out what is the unknown value (what are they asking for?) Pick the equations that would solve the problem Make sure your units match up! You may have to convert units before working the equation

A:Motion Example: John ran an average of 3.5 m/s for 3 hours.
You must first convert hours into seconds

B: Velocity Sometimes the words speed and velocity get confused
Speed is how fast something is going Velocity is how fast AND in what direction something is going.

B: Velocity Example of velocity
O.J. was traveling 75 mil/h heading southeast on Hwy 70

B: Velocity The velocity of an object changes if its speed, direction changes, or both. Even when a car has a constant speed, its velocity changes if the car turns.

B: Velocity Velocity is not the only important quantity when objects are in motion. Momentum is a quantity defined as the product of an object’s mass and its velocity

C: Momentum An object with more momentum would be more difficult to stop. The momentum of an object depends on both its velocity and its mass.

Momentum = mass x velocity
C: Momentum For an object moving in a straight line, momentum is calculated by multiplying an object’s mass by its velocity Momentum = mass x velocity Or p = mv

C: Momentum Like velocity, momentum also has direction. An object’s momentum is in the same direction as its velocity

C: Momentum Example: The momentum of a 6.0kg bowling ball moving at 10 m/s down the alley would be: 6.0kg x 10.0m/s = 60.0 kg(m/s) down the alley DON’T FORGET THE UNITS!!!!!! Kg(m/s)

C: Momentum The more mass an object has, the greater the momentum.
The faster an object is moving, the greater the momentum

C: Momentum The law of Conservation of Momentum
When two objects traveling with two different masses and velocities collide, their momentum when they collide is combines

C: Momentum Example: Car A has a momentum of 7500 kg(m/s) moving east. Car B has a momentum of 7000 kg(m/s) moving north. When they collide, their combine momentum is kg(m/s) moving north east. The direction is a little more east than north because the east bound car has more momentum

C: Momentum Policemen use this information to determine who was at fault in a collision

D: Acceleration and Force
Any change in an object’s velocity is called acceleration. To find acceleration we need to measure the object’s velocity at different times.

D: Acceleration and Force
Acceleration can be calculated by dividing the change in the object’s velocity by the time in which the change occurs. The SI unit for acceleration is meters per second squared (m/s2) Acceleration = final velocity – initial velocity time

D: Acceleration and Force
Determine the initial velocity (how fast was the object moving in the beginning) Determine the final velocity (how fast was the object moving at the end) Determine the time (how long did it take the object to travel)

D: Acceleration and Force
Plug the values into the formula. Subtract the final – initial velocities. Divide (your units will be m/s2)

D: Acceleration and Force
Positive acceleration means the object’s velocity will increase (speed up) Negative acceleration means the object’s velocity will decrease (slow down)

D: Acceleration and Force
Acceleration can be shown by making a velocity-time graph. Velocity will be plotted on the y axis Time will be plotted on the x axis

D: Acceleration and Force
A straight line on a velocity-time graph means that the velocity changes the same amount each time (constant acceleration)

D: Acceleration and Force
The slope of a line on a velocity-time graph gives you the value of the acceleration

D: Acceleration and Force
Slope going up = acceleration Slope going down = deceleration

D: Acceleration and Force
The acceleration of an object is zero if its velocity is constant (the line is level)

E: Forces A force is a push or a pull. Forces are the cause of acceleration or change in an object’s velocity

E: Forces Some forces do not change an object’s motion. These forces are called balanced forces. The forces acting on an object combine to produce a net force equal to zero.

E: Forces These forces are opposite in direction and equal in strength. In other words, they completely cancel each other out.

E: Forces If balanced forces are acting on an object, then the object’s motion or lack of motion stays the same.

E: Forces If opposing forces acting on an object do not have the same strength, they are unbalanced forces. The acceleration the object has will be determined by the object with stronger force

E: Forces An object in motion is always having to fight an unbalanced force, friction. Friction is the force between two objects in contact that opposes the motion of the other object. Because of friction, a constant force must be applied to an object to keep it moving.

E: Forces Friction also affects objects that aren’t moving.
Friction provides the force needed to balance the force of gravity and prevent an object from moving downhill if it is on an incline.

E: Forces We need friction to even have motion.
Frictional forces are relatively great when both surfaces are rough.

E: Forces Another obstacle objects must overcome to stay in motion is resistance. Air resistance is caused by the interaction between the surface of a moving object and the air molecules.

E: Forces Air resistance depends primarily on three things.
The size of the object The shape of the object The speed the object is moving

E: Forces Larger objects experience greater resistance
Air resistance will also increase as an objects speed increases. Designers have changed the shapes of many vehicles to reduce resistance between the vehicle and the surrounding air.

E: Forces Gravity – the force of attraction that exists between all objects in the universe.

E: Forces Every object exerts a gravitational force on every other object. The force of gravity acts even when the objects do not touch.

E: Forces The force of gravity between two objects depends on their masses and on the distance between the two objects. The greater the mass of an object, the larger the gravitational force it exerts on other objects.

E: Forces The force of gravity changes if the masses of the objects changes or the distance between the objects change.

E: Forces If the distance between two objects is doubled, the gravitational force between them decreases to ¼ its original value. Triple the distance and the force decreases to 1/9 the original value.

E: Forces Gravitational force is weaker than other types of forces, even though it holds planets, stars, and galaxies together.