Online. Clue Page Published on Wednesday, June 11, 1997 by Gideon Ariel Kinematic clue Definition A kinematic clue is a combination of variables that describes data as a function of time: Variable Description Parameter Parameter Requirements Description Displacement 1 point Displacement of a single point Position 1 point Position of a single point Velocity 1 point Speed of a single point Acceleration 1 point Acceleration of a single point Projection angle 1 point Projection angle of a single point Distance 1 segment, or 2 points Distance between two points. Angle 2 segments, or 4 points, or 1 segment and 2 points, or 1 segment and a reference vector, or 2 points and a reference vector Angle between two segments. Angular velocity 2 segments, or 4 points, or 1 segment and 2 points, or 1 segment and a reference vector, or 2 points and a reference vector Angular velocity between two segments. Angular acceleration 2 segments, or 4 points, or 1 segment and 2 points, or 1 segment and a reference vector, or 2 points and a reference vector Angular acceleration between two segments. Component Component Description X Value on X-axis Y Value on Y-axis Z Value on Z-axis All Combined value in 3 dimensions Points 1 - 4 points Segments 1 or 2 segments Reference vectors Reference vector and an optional look at vector Examples Examples of kinematic clues are (shot put): Concept Description Clue Height of the shot Y-coordinate of position of the shot Parameter=Position Component=Y Point=SHOT Speed of the shot 3D velocity of the shot Parameter=Velocity Component=All Point=SHOT Angle of the shot Projection angle of the shot Parameter=ProjectionAngle Component=All Point=SHOT See also AnalysisDefinition of an APAS/Wizard analysisClueDefinition of an APAS/Wizard clueElementElement types (in documents, tree views and list views)EventDefinition of an eventKinematicsDefinition of an APAS/Wizard kinematics elementPoint (kinematics)Definition of a point (kinematics)Segment (kinematics)Definition of a segment (kinematics)Vector typesDefinition of vectors types used in APAS/WizardViewDefinition of a viewWizardDefinitions in APAS/Wizard Reference: /wizard/manual/concepts/wizard.clue.html