PhysicsLAB Worksheet
Frames of Reference

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Complete the table by determining the magnitude and direction of the relative velocity of each "object" depicted in the diagram below by comparing each one's motion to the frame of reference listed in the first column of the table.
 

The current values in the table are from the frame of reference of the Hitch Hiker.
 
Frame of Hitch         Hot Air  
Reference Hiker Car River Boat Runner Balloon Plane

Hitch Hiker

zero

30 mph, right

6 mph, left

2 mph, left

4 mph, left

3 mph, right

490 mph, left
Car
River
Boat
Runner
Hot Air Balloon
Plane



 
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