Is a measure of how fast you are you going , however it must also have the direction specified
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Stopped
decelerating
steady speed
accelerating
steady speed (in other direction)
speed =
Distance
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time
On a distance time graph what does the gradient show us
How fast the object is travelling . This is because the gradient is the change in distance (vertical axis) divided by the change in time (horizontal axis)
on a distance time graph the gradient =
Speed
On a distance time graph flat sections are where the object is
Stationary
On a distance time graph straight uphill or downhill means
It's travelling at a steady speed
On a distance time graph downhill sections means
It's going back to starting points
On a distance time graph curves
Represent acceleration or deceleration
On a distance time graph a steeping curve means its
Speeding up
On a distance time graph a levelling off curve means its
slowing down
Acceleration is
How quickly velocity is changing
this change in velocity can be a change in speed or change in direction or both
what is the formula for acceleration
Change in velocity
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time taken
or
(v - u)
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t
here v is tye final velocity and u is the initial velocity
What are the units of acceleration
m/s ^2
acceleartion is the change inn velocity (m/s) per second (s)
A skulling cat accelerates from 2m/s to 6m/s in 5.6s find its acceleration
A = (v-u) / t
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