 # One Dimensional Motion

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One Dimensional Motion
Lecture 2: One Dimensional Motion

Position, Distance, and Displacement
Before describing motion, you must set up a coordinate system – define an origin and a positive direction. The distance is the total length of travel; if you drive from your house to the grocery store and back, you have covered a distance of 8.6 mi. Your net displacement is zero.

Position, Distance, and Displacement
If you drive from your house to the grocery store and then to your friend’s house, your displacement is -2.1 mi and the distance you have traveled is 10.7 mi.

Walking the Dog You and your dog go for a walk to the park. On the way, your dog takes many side trips to chase squirrels or examine fire hydrants. When you arrive at the park, do you and your dog have the same displacement? a) yes b) no Answer: a

Walking the Dog You and your dog go for a walk to the park. On the way, your dog takes many side trips to chase squirrels or examine fire hydrants. When you arrive at the park, do you and your dog have the same displacement? a) yes b) no Yes, you have the same displacement. Because you and your dog had the same initial position and the same final position, then you have (by definition) the same displacement. Follow-up: have you and your dog traveled the same distance?

Average Speed The average speed is defined as the distance traveled divided by the time the trip took: Average speed = distance / elapsed time If you drive from your house to the grocery store and then to your friend’s house, your displacement is mi and the distance you have traveled is 10.7 mi. The trip takes 30 minutes (with traffic and lights). 10.7 miles 0.5 hours sav = = 21.4 miles/hr What is your average speed?

Average Velocity Average velocity = displacement / elapsed time

Walking the Dog II You and your dog go for a walk to the park. On the way, your dog takes many side trips to chase squirrels or examine fire hydrants. When you arrive at the park, you affectionately pat your dog’s head. Which statement correctly describes your average speed and velocity relative to that of your dog, on the trip from home to the park? a) Average speed and average velocity were both different b) Average speed was the same, but average velocity was different c) Average speed was different, but average velocity was the same d) Average speed and average velocity were the same Answer: a

Walking the Dog II You and your dog go for a walk to the park. On the way, your dog takes many side trips to chase squirrels or examine fire hydrants. When you arrive at the park, you affectionately pat your dog’s head. Which statement correctly describes your average speed and velocity relative to that of your dog, on the trip from home to the park? a) Average speed and average velocity were both different b) Average speed was the same, but average velocity was different c) Average speed was different, but average velocity was the same d) Average speed and average velocity were the same Answer: a Your dog’s many side trips mean that he travelled more distance than you in the same amount of time, so his average speed must have been greater. However, his net displacement was the same (starting and ending at the same place), so his average velocity must have been the same.

Averaging Speed Is the average speed of the red car a) 40.0 mi/h,
b) more than 40.0 mi/h, or c) less than 40.0 mi/h? Hint: is t1 = t2?

Position vs. Time Consider this motion sequence, plotted here in one-dimension... ...and here as an x-t graph average velocity

Instantaneous Velocity
Evaluating the average velocity over a shorter and shorter period of time, one approaches the “instantaneous velocity”. The instantaneous velocity is tangent to the curve.

Graphical Interpretation of Average and Instantaneous Velocity

Position v. Time I a) it speeds up all the time
b) it slows down all the time c) it moves at constant velocity d) sometimes it speeds up and sometimes it slows down e) not really sure The graph of position versus time for a car is given below. What can you say about the velocity of the car over time? Answer: c t x

Position v. Time I a) it speeds up all the time
b) it slows down all the time c) it moves at constant velocity d) sometimes it speeds up and sometimes it slows down e) not really sure The graph of position versus time for a car is given below. What can you say about the velocity of the car over time? The car moves at a constant velocity because the x vs. t plot shows a straight line. The slope of a straight line is constant. Remember that the slope of x vs. t is the velocity! t x

Position v. Time II a) it speeds up all the time b) it slows down all the time c) it moves at constant velocity d) sometimes it speeds up and sometimes it slows down e) not really sure The graph of position vs. time for a car is given below. What can you say about the velocity of the car over time? Answer: b t x

Position v. Time II a) it speeds up all the time b) it slows down all the time c) it moves at constant velocity d) sometimes it speeds up and sometimes it slows down e) not really sure The graph of position vs. time for a car is given below. What can you say about the velocity of the car over time? The car slows down all the time because the slope of the x vs. t graph is diminishing as time goes on. Remember that the slope of x vs. t is the velocity! At large t, the value of the position x does not change, indicating that the car must be at rest. x t

Acceleration Average acceleration: Instantaneous acceleration:

Graphical Interpretation of Average and Instantaneous Acceleration

Sign of Acceleration Does deceleration mean “negative acceleration”?
No. It means “decreasing speed”. Speed increasing Speed Decreasing

Acceleration Acceleration (increasing speed) and deceleration (decreasing speed) should not be confused with the direction (or sign) of velocity and acceleration:

Graphical Interpretation of Average and Instantaneous Acceleration

Constant Acceleration
If the acceleration is constant, the velocity changes linearly with time: Average velocity:

c: a: b: d: Propeller car e: Not Sure
v t c: v t a: v t d: v t b: e: Not Sure Which of the above plots represents the v vs. t graph for the motion of the propeller car after it was pushed?

c: a: b: d: Propeller car e: Not Sure
v t c: v t a: v t d: v t b: e: Not Sure The car has a negative initial velocity, but a constant positive acceleration. So the plot should start at a negative value, and increase linearly with increasing time. Which of the above plots represents the v vs. t graph for the motion of the propeller car after it was pushed?

Motion with Constant Acceleration
Position as a function of time

Motion with Constant Acceleration
The relationship between position and time follows a characteristic curve. My guess: a ~ 7 m/s2

Propeller car displacement
x Which of the displayed plots represents the x vs. t graph for the motion of the propeller car after it was pushed? t

Propeller car displacement
x Which of the displayed plots represents the x vs. t graph for the motion of the propeller car after it was pushed? t The car starts at zero position, with a negative initial velocity, so the displacement is growing in the negative direction. The slope is changing linearly with time to become more positive. It should be a smooth change, go through a minimum, and then change more and more quickly with increasing timex = v0t + 1/2 at2

Motion with Constant Acceleration
Velocity as a function of position

Stopping Distance deaccelerating with constant a, take final velocity = 0, find (x-x0) = “stopping distance” 1/2 Stopping Distance v = 0.7 v0 3/4 Stopping Distance Tip for save driving: if you double your speed, what happens to your stopping distance?

Hit the Brakes!

Freely Falling Objects
Free fall from rest: Free fall is the motion of an object subject only to the influence of gravity. The acceleration due to gravity is a constant, g. g = 9.8 m/s2 For free falling objects, assuming your y axis is pointing up, a = -g = -9.8 m/s2

Reaction Time In the peculiar units used by Professor Norum, his reaction time is measured to be 20 cm. What is the corresponding reaction time, in seconds? [Use g=10 m/s2] a) 0.1 seconds b) 0.2 seconds c) 2 seconds d) not enough information to work the problem e) not really sure Answer: b With v0=0 and x0 = 0, position as a function of time is: 20 cm = 0.2 m, so: t = 0.2 seconds

1-D motion of a vertical projectile

1-D motion of a vertical projectile
b: v t c: v t d:

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Air Track The car undergoes constant acceleration on the tilted airtrack. Where will the velocity be twice that measured at 0.5m? a) 1 m b) 1.4 m c) 2 m d) not enough information to solve the problem e) not really sure Answer: b With v0=0 and x0 = 0, velocity as a function of position is: We want v2 / v1 = 2: x2 = 4x1 = 2 m