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Standard 1
Students will understand how to measure, calculate, and describe the motion of an object in terms of position, time, velocity, and acceleration.
Objective 3
Relate the motion of objects to a frame of reference.
 
  • Fly By a House at Near the Speed of Light
    These animations show the effect of relativistic speeds on the appearance of objects for a stationary observer.
  • Frames of Reference: The Basics
    If a penny is dropped inside an airliner, should we calculate its motion with respect to the airliner, or with respect to the ground?
  • How Special Relativity Works
    Simple properties behave in very unexpected ways in certain specific "relativistic" situations.
  • Physics Hypertextbook
    A collection of physics-related links organized by topic: mechanics, matter, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, and more.
  • The Physics Classroom Tutorial
    The Physics Classroom Tutorial is an online textbook/tutorial written for high school physics students.
  • What Would Happen . . .
    . . . if you fired a gun on a train moving as fast as a bullet? A great explanation of motion of one object in two different reference frames.

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