week 11 in pc

This week in Pre Calculus 11 we learned about Graphing Linear Inequalities in two variables. The solutions to these inequalities are represented by a boundary line and shading one side of the line.

Ex:

key notes

 

choosing any coordinate (the easy one  is 0,0) and seeing if the statement is true or false.

 

Newton’s Three Laws

In Newton’s first law of motion states that an object will not change its speed of direction unless an unbalanced force affects it. In this video, we give the pen an apply force to make it move and accelerate. When there is no more force acts on the pen that was still moving at the same direction. One potential situation where the law may not apply is if the angle of the dask was altered, influencing the velocity of the pen.

 

In Newton’s second law of motion, more commonly known as F=ma where F refers to the total force, m is the mass of the object, and a is the acceleration of the object. It can be seen that if all existing forces are unbalanced, the resulting net force will cause acceleration of a mass. The acceleration of an object depends on the net force that acting on an object and mass of the object. As the acting force increased, the acceleration that is acting on an object is decreased. The Fnet (net force) equals mass times acceleration, an acceleration is produced by the Fnet. In the second video, there are two backpacks which means mass is increased. I used same amount of force to push the cart, and in the second video, the cart did not travel the same distance as the cart in the first video. The two videos show that given the same force is applied, when the mass is different, the acceleration also changes. These videos followed the rule of Newton’s second law of motion.

Errors: The ground was not flat, so it might cause an error. Forces that I put might not exactly the same, so it might cause an error. The videos that I used were not filmed well and was not long enough to see the results, so these might cause an error as well.

 

In Newton’s third law of motion, according to the formula F1=-F2 we could know that every action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or the mutual actions of two objects upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts(that is why F2 is negative) .

In the video Justina pushed the wall, she gives a force to a wall, and a wall gives a force of equal size and opposite direction, and the counterforce makes Justina backward.

Newton’s third law applies only to practical forces, The imaginary force (such as inertial force and centrifugal force) is not applicable to Newton’s third law, and the imaginary force has no force of force and therefore has no reaction force.

 

 

week 8 in pc

This week in pc we analyzed the quadratic function. In the equation each variable represents something that can change the graph.

positive sign, the graph moves up, negative sign, the graph moves down.

positive sign, the graph moves right, negative sign, the graph moves left.

positive sign, the graph opens up, negative sign, the graph opens down.

greater than 1, the graph is stretched vertically, between 0 and1,

the graph is compressed vertically.

 

 

 

 

week 7 in pc11

This week we learned discriminants. A discriminant is a part of the quadratic formula and can determine the number of solutions in a quadratic equation without solving the equation.The solution(s) to a quadratic equation can be calculated using the Quadratic Formula:

The “±” means you need to do a plus AND a minus, so there are normally TWO solutions

The blue part (b2 – 4ac) is called the “discriminant”, because it can “discriminate” between the possible types of answer. If it is positive, you will get two normal solutions (two real roots), if it is zero you get just ONE solution (one root), and if it is negative you get imaginary solutions (unreal roots).

that is what I learned from week 7

 

week 6 in pc11

this week we learned how to solve quadratic equation.

we had 3 ways to solve quadratic equations.

example:

Completing the square and quadratic formula can be used in any quadratic equations. Some quadratic equations cannot be solved by factoring.

that is what I learned from week 6.

 

 

 

 

Careers/ conversations reflection

The opportunity for me to speak to some people with various careers. Overall my experience learning about these new jobs was inspiring. I talked to some talented people who I was so interested. these people helped me about open up my options on what I can do when I graduated from university.

I spoke with Lindsey Jackson. She has many different jobs, Writer/ Producer/ Researcher/ interviewer in Reality or Documentary TV. I learned that I do not have to focus on one job, I can have multiple jobs and combine them together. her job is not what her expected, because of everyday is a new adventure. This inspired me to realize that not everyday has to be the same, I could have a variety of places to work.

Then I spoke to Jennifer Nelson. She is an English teacher. English is very impotent for me also is hard. English is my second language, even if I work in China, I have to good at English, too. I learned that if I want to improve my English skill, I need make some Canadian friends, hang out with them, more talking, more listening.