Science - 2018-19
PH.2 a, e - Mathematical Analysis
The student will investigate and understand how to analyze and interpret data. Key concepts include
a) a description of a physical problem is translated into a mathematical statement in order to find a solution; and
e) analysis of systems employs vector quantities utilizing trigonometric and graphical methods.Bloom's Levels: Analyze; Understand
- I can determine how steep a roof must be so that snow is able to slide off.
- I can determine the shortest path to walk home and the amount of energy needed to do so.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
The concepts developed in this standard include the following:
- Mathematics is a tool used to model
and describe phenomena.
- Not all quantities add
arithmetically. Some must be combined using trigonometry. These quantities are known
- Physical phenomena or events can
often be described in mathematical terms (as an equation or inequality).
In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will
a-b) recognize linear and nonlinear relationships from graphed data.
where appropriate, draw a straight line through a set of experimental data points and determine the slope and/or area under the curve.
d-e) combine vectors into resultants utilizing trigonometric or graphical methods.
resolve vectors into components utilizing trigonometric or graphical methods.