## Chapter 2: Motion along a Straight Line

### Study Plan

The concepts of velocity and acceleration introduced in Chapter 2 will permit us to answer the following questions:

• What is the magnitude of the acceleration during the launch? (Example 3, page 40)
• How is the distance traveled by the aircraft related to the acceleration and the time? (Example 5, page 44)
• How does the acceleration during launch compare with the acceleration of free fall? (Example 11, page 53)

#### Organize

1. Prepare for lecture by reading the assigned sections from Chapter 2 in your textbook or ebook. This will provide an organizing framework for concepts introduced in lecture, and help you take better notes.
2. Take the checkup quiz and work the Checkup questions in your textbook to assess your understanding of basic concepts. Take note of any topics you need to review further.
3. Review the Examples from your textbook. These progress from simple to complex, and provide concrete illustrations of the concepts discussed.
4. Review the “General Guidelines” Problem Solving Techniques box from your textbook.
5. Review the Math Help box on Differential Calculus: Rules for Derivatives from your textbook.

#### Learn

2. Access the Online Concept Tutorials given for this chapter. Tutorials use animation and interactive exercises to help develop your understanding of fundamental topics.
Acceleration
Sections: 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
3. Use the FlashCards to test your memory for new key terms and equations.
4. Work the end of chapter Problems and Review Problems assigned by your instructor. If your instructor has assigned SmartWork online homework, login from the right navigation pane.

#### Connect

1. Throughout the text Physics in Practice boxes explore real-world applications of core concepts in specific detail. In Chapter 2 see:
 Physics in Practice: Stopping Distances
2. Physics in the News offers additional real-world physics applications, and a daily dose of science-based news.