UARM Objectives

We have been working through the Uniform Accelerated Rectilinear Motion (UARM) unit. Here are the big picture questions that I would like you to keep in mind while we’re working through this unit:

  • What automobile controls can cause acceleration?
  • What is the difference between the common use of the term acceleration and the physics use of the term?
  • Suppose that an elephant and a feather are dropped off a very tall building from the same height at the same time. If air resistance is somehow eliminated, which object – the elephant or the feather – will hit the ground first?
  • What are the different factors that determine the range of a projectile?

In addition, here is a summary of what you are responsible for in this unit:

# Objective Must-do Activities Videos
1 Determine the average velocity of an object UARM test #1 Intro to Acceleration, Graphing Relationships
2 Determine the instantaneous velocity of an object UARM test #1 Intro to Acceleration, Graphing Relationships
3 Draw and interpret diagrams to represent the motion of an object moving with a constant acceleration Moving Man worksheet, Free Fall lab, UARM test #1 Graphing Relationships
4 Apply a = Δv/Δt, Δd = v1Δt + ½aΔt and v22  = v1 + 2aΔd to solve UARM problems UARM worksheet, Free Fall lab, UARM test #1 UARM, Free Fall
5 Explain the motion of a free-falling body Free Fall lab, UARM test #1 Free Fall
6 Explain the motion of a projectile Golf Range Assignment, UARM test #2 Graphing Relationships, Projectile Motion
7 Determine the position, displacement, or instantaneous velocity of a projectile at a given time Projectile Worksheet, UARM test #2 Projectile Motion

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