Year 11 – Kinematics

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Material modified from the old syllabus in yellow
 Motion in a Straight Line
  • describe uniform straight-line (rectilinear) motion and uniformly accelerated motion through
    • qualitative descriptions 

Resource – Qualitative and Graphical Descriptions – 2 pages

    • the use of scalar and vector quantities (ACSPH060)

Vectors and scalar quantities
Resource – Vector and Scalar Quantities – 2 pages

    • conduct a practical investigation to gather data to facilitate the analysis of instantaneous and average velocity through:
      • quantitative, first-hand measurements
      • the graphical representation and interpretation of data (ACSPH061)
    • calculate the relative velocity of two objects moving along the same line using vector analysis
    • conduct practical investigations, selecting from a range of technologies, to record and analyse the motion of objects in a variety of situations in one dimension in order to measure or calculate:
      • time
      • distance
      • displacement
      • speed
      • velocity
      • acceleration

Investigation – Falling Objects – 4 pages

  • use mathematical modelling and graphs, selected from a range of technologies, to analyse and derive relationships between time, distance, displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration in rectilinear motion, including:
    • s = ut + \frac{1}{2}at^{2}
    • v = u + at
    • v^2 = u^2 + 2as (ACSPH061)

Resource – Equations of Motion – 2 pages

Motion on a Plane
  • analyse vectors in one and two dimensions to:
    • resolve a vector into two perpendicular components
    • add two perpendicular vector components to obtain a single vector (ACSPH061)
  • represent the distance and displacement of objects moving on a horizontal plane using:
    • vector addition
    • resolution of components of vectors (ACSPH060)

Resource – Vector Components – 2 pages

  • describe and analyse algebraically, graphically and with vector diagrams, the ways in which the motion of objects changes, including:
    • velocity
    • displacement (ACSPH060, ACSPH061)
  • describe and analyse, using vector analysis, the relative positions and motions of one object relative to another object on a plane (ACSPH061)

Resource – Relative Velocity (Part 1) – 2 pages

  • analyse the relative motion of objects in two dimensions in a variety of situations, for example:
    • a boat on a flowing river relative to the bank
    • two moving cars
    • an aeroplane in a crosswind relative to the ground (ACSPH060, ACSPH132)

Resource – Relative Velocity (Part 2) – 2 pages

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