**Basic Terms:**

**Kinematics**: The analysis of the motion of an object without considering the forces acting on it

**Dynamics**: The study of the motion of an object with considerations of the object's mass and the forces acting on it

**Mechanics**: The study of the motions with considerations of both kinematics and dynamics.

**Scalar Quantity**: Any quantity that can be defined by a single number and a unit of measure (e.g., mass, distance, speed)

**Vector Quantity**: Any quantity that must be defined by using a number, a unit of measure, and a direction (e.g., velocity, which you have to specify the direction).

**Position**: The location of an object with respect to the reference point. It's a vector quantity.