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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.
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
General Physics
- Measurement/Units
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© 2001 Tom Henderson
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Acceleration, Kinematics, Motion, Position, Velocity, scalar, vector
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Metadata instance created April 8, 2004 by Matthew Meizlish
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January 13, 2014 by Caroline Hall
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### AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

#### 2. The Nature of Mathematics

2B. Mathematics, Science, and Technology
• 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).

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