# How can we represent motion?

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## How can we represent motion?

We can represent one-dimensional motion using a position versus time graph or a velocity versus time graph. (The position versus time graph of motion with constant acceleration is a section of a parabola.)

**What is representing motion?**

Represent motion through the use of words, motion diagrams, and graphs. Use the terms position, distance, displacement, and time interval in a scientific manner to describe motion. Chapter. 2.

**How do you describe motion on a graph?**

If an object moves along a straight line, the distance travelled can be represented by a distance-time graph. In a distance-time graph, the gradient of the line is equal to the speed of the object. The greater the gradient (and the steeper the line) the faster the object is moving.

### What is a motion map used for?

A motion map represents the position, velocity, and acceleration of an object at various clock readings.

**What are the 4 ways to represent motion?**

You can describe the motion of an object by its position, speed, direction, and acceleration. An object is moving if its position relative to a fixed point is changing.

**How do you represent constant motion?**

Motion with constant velocity We can represent this motion in various ways. v = ∆x/∆t, xf – xi = v*(tf – ti). If we choose our coordinate system so the cart is at position x = 0 at time t = 0, then x(t) = v*t.

## How is a coordinate system is used to diagram motion?

Coordinate Systems (cont.) You can indicate how far away an object is from the origin at a particular time on the simplified motion diagram by drawing an arrow from the origin to the point representing the object, as shown in the figure.

**What do the arrows on motion maps represent?**

At each position, the car’s (or object’s) velocity is represented by an arrow (or vector). The corresponding motion map has the points spaced farther apart (because the car would go a further distance in each second), and the velocity vectors (arrows) are longer, because the car is moving faster.

**What does dimensional motion mean?**

straight lines

One dimensional motion describes objects moving in straight lines. If an object’s velocity changes with time, the object is said to be accelerating. When restricted to one dimension, there are only two possible directions for the velocity and acceleration vectors to point in.

### What are some different ways of describing and representing motion?

There are many ways to describe motion. We will focus on the following ways: written description, motion maps (strobe photographs), graphical representation, and mathematical equations. We will develop these concepts by reviewing some special cases or paradigms.

**How do you describe an object moving at constant motion?**

Motion with Constant Velocity: When an object is moving with constant velocity, it does not change direction nor speed and therefore is represented as a straight line when graphed as distance over time. You can also obtain an object’s velocity if you know its trace over time.

**What is the use of coordinate system?**

Coordinates systems are often used to specify the position of a point, but they may also be used to specify the position of more complex figures such as lines, planes, circles or spheres. For example, Plücker coordinates are used to determine the position of a line in space.

## What can you say about the motion of the object?

You can say more things about the motion of the object by just looking of the graph. The important thing is that you must know the relations, meaning of the slopes or area of the graphs. We will solve more examples using graph for deep understanding and analyzing the motion from the graphs.

**What is movement as depicted in a painting?**

(B) There is movement as depicted in a painting which implies the physical motion of an object by superimposing snapshots in time. (As used in the particular style of the Futurists and Vorticists for instance.

**Can you see the motion of the object from the graph?**

You can easily see it from the graph, but I want to show the calculation of this and it gives us same result. If there is no change in position then there is no velocity or vice versa. You can say more things about the motion of the object by just looking of the graph.

### Do things that appear to be at rest move?

Even things that appear to be at rest move. When we describe the motion of one object with respect to another, we say that the object is moving relative to the other object. • A book that is at rest, relative to the table it lies on, is moving at about 30 kilometers per second relative to the sun.