The Physics Classroom is a set of high school physics tutorials. This tutorial covers the basic vocabulary of motion (kinematics) and the concepts of scalars and vectors.

9-12: 2B/H3. Mathematics provides a precise language to describe objects and events and the relationships among them. In addition, mathematics provides tools for solving problems, analyzing data, and making logical arguments.

9. The Mathematical World

9B. Symbolic Relationships

9-12: 9B/H4. Tables, graphs, and symbols are alternative ways of representing data and relationships that can be translated from one to another.

9C. Shapes

9-12: 9C/H3a. Geometric shapes and relationships can be described in terms of symbols and numbers—and vice versa.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Alignments

High School — Number and Quantity (9-12)

Quantities^{?} (9-12)

N-Q.1 Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays.

Vector and Matrix Quantities (9-12)

N-VM.1 (+) Recognize vector quantities as having both magnitude and direction. Represent vector quantities by directed line segments, and use appropriate symbols for vectors and their magnitudes (e.g., v, |v|, ||v||, v).

Common Core State Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6—12

Key Ideas and Details (6-12)

RST.11-12.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity (6-12)

RST.11-12.10 By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 11—CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Henderson, T. (2001). The Physics Classroom: Describing Motion with Words. Retrieved April 20, 2014, from http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/1DKin/U1L1a.cfm

Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Describing Motion with Words. 2001. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/1DKin/U1L1a.cfm (accessed 20 April 2014).

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