ERIC Number: EJ680227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-1
Application of Vectors to Relative Velocity
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v35 n6 p906-912 Nov 2004
The topic 'relative velocity' has recently been introduced into the Cambridge Ordinary Level Additional Mathematics syllabus under the application of Vectors. In this note, the results of relative velocity and the 'reduction to rest' technique of teaching relative velocity are derived mathematically from vector algebra, in the hope of providing teachers with the 'missing link' showing how relative velocity can be seen as a direct application of vectors.
Descriptors: Motion, Physics, Mathematics Instruction, Course Descriptions, Teaching Methods, Vectors (Mathematics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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