Acceleration
Forces and Motion

Supporting an appreciation of instantaneous events

Teaching Guidance for 14-16 Supporting Physics Teaching

A sequence of more and more precisely defined events

Teacher Tip: It might help this discussion to have a number of movie clips, in the first of which the movement is blurred, because the exposure time for each image was too long. In other clips the image can be sharper, gradually approximating to an instant.

Acceleration
appears in the relation F=ma a=dv/dt a=-(w^2)x
is used in analyses relating to Terminal Velocity
can be represented by Motion Graphs
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