Objectives 
Students will be able to: 
1 

Describe the basic VECTOR motion concepts of; 



 displacement, velocity, acceleration

2 

Identify a number as being either displacement, velocity, acceleration, jerk or time based solely on its units. 
3 

List the values given in a word problem. 



These values will be listed and identified as either...
 initial position
 final position
 initial velocity
 final velocity
 average velocity
 acceleration
 time
 Also list the “implied” givens. (Implied from the context of the problem and/or the word choice such as the use “stop, drop, rest, and freefall.”

4 

From memory, the following formulas will need to listed and used when solving word problems.

5 

List what the variables of x_{O}, x, v_{O}, v, v_{avg}, a and t stand for 
6 

Write the proper S.I. units for the variables listed in the previous objective. 
7 

Solve word problems while demonstrating proper solutioncommunication techniques. This includes but is not limited to: 



 List all the variables in a problem with units
 Show the formula(s) used to solve the problem with only variables
 Show the formula(s) used to solve the problem with numbers AND units
 Show any necessary math
 Show the answer with proper units

8 

Solve word problems are involve multiple accelerations. (segmented problems). 
9 

Solve “race style” problems. 
10 

Solve vertical free fall problems. 
11 

Be able to convert between accelerations in m/s^{2} and g’s. 



The test for this unit will be all problem solving. The Problems will be similar to the ones we've seen in class. The problems can be categorized into types,
 The simple problem that needs one equations to solve.
 The problem that is in freefall where the acceleration is "g" but the problem does not explicitly tell you a = 9.80 m/s^{2}.
 A problem where you will need convert g"s into m/s^{2} in order to solve it.
 A "race style" problem.
 A "segmented" problem where you are given multiple accelerations in the description.
Make sure you know how to solve a quadratic equation for the test. 