Physics Themed: Unit 9 "Linear Motion 1" 09 Linear Motion We begin the study of motion using the most basic concept where motion is constrained to moving in straight lines – linear motion. To do this you will become familiar with displacement, velocity and acceleration and how they differ from their nonvector forms. Tracker is a free computer program that helps analyze motion using computer video clips and we will use Tracker a lot this quarter. This math required is very simple – just freshman algebra, but a lot of problemsolving is required to become skilled at problem solving. Besides computer analysis and computations, you are also expected to become familiar with graphing – especially understanding what graphs imply. Resources: Online book chapter 2, work packet, reading packet 1, Tracker, handouts 

