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Unit 2 Activity 10 - Resultants Using Basic Motion & Perpendicular Vectors

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A great activity to help students begin to understand the importance of direction in an object's motion.

In this activity, students will determine resultant motion of objects affected by a perpendicular current or wind. (i.e. a boat moving north in a river whose current moves to the east) In addition, some problems incorporate the 'first' motion equation 'v = d/t' to determine the distance traveled by a moving object.

Selected questions model the dreaded 'boat problem' where students must determine the time it takes a boat to cross a river in a current.

Activities can be completed before instruction in kinematics topics, or worked into existing curriculum.

Correlates with standards and questions on the New York State Regents Exam in Physics.

Activities:
- Create scaled vector diagrams
- Determine the resultant of two perpendicular vectors
- Determine the distance and displacement of objects traveling at a constant speed
- Determine the component displacements of objects traveling at a constant speed

Contents:
- 5 resultant construction problems
- 4 'v = d/t' problems
- 2 'boat problems'
- Extra blank sheet of graph paper included
- Metric ruler and protractor required
- Activity comes in PDF format, ensuring for accurate reprints
Total Pages
5 pages
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