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