Massachusetts Frameworks (2006)
Central Concept: Newton's laws of motion and gravitation describe and predict the motion of most objects.
- 1.1 Compare and contrast vector quantities (e.g.,displacement, velocity, acceleration force, linear momentum) and scalar quantities (e.g., distance, speed, energy, mass, work).
- 1.2 Distinguish between displacement, distance, velocity, speed, and acceleration. Solve problems involving displacement, distance, velocity, speed, and constant acceleration.
- 1.3 Create and interpret graphs of 1-dimensional motion, such as position vs. time, distance vs. time, speed vs. time, velocity vs. time, and acceleration vs. time where acceleration is constant.
Next Generation Science Standards
- No NGSS standards are addressed in this topic.
AP Physics 1 Learning Objectives:
3.A.1.1: The student is able to express the motion of an object using narrative, mathematical, and graphical representations. [SP 1.5, 2.1, 2.2]
3.A.1.2: The student is able to design an experimental investigation of the motion of an object. [SP 4.2]
3.A.1.3: The student is able to analyze experimental data describing the motion of an object and is able to express the results of the analysis using narrative, mathematical, and graphical representations. [SP 5.1]
Concepts Assessed on the SAT Subject Test in Physics
Kinematics, such as velocity, acceleration, motion in one dimension, and motion of projectiles
- Speed, velocity and acceleration
- Kinematics with graphs
- One-dimensional motion with uniform acceleration
- Two-dimensional motion with uniform acceleration