Speed, velocity and acceleration


GCSE Science Flashcards on Speed, velocity and acceleration , created by Peter Hoskins on 31/05/2015.
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What are the units for mass? Kilograms
What is the formula for average speed? Distance --------------- Time
What is the vertical axis in a distance-time graph? Distance travelled from the start
What does a steep line correspond to in a distance-time graph? Fast steady (constant) speed
How is velocity different from speed? Velocity is speed in a given direction
What is the formula for acceleration? Change in velocity ----------------------------- Time
What is the vertical axis in a velocity-time graph? Velocity of the object
What does a downwards line correspond to in a velocity-time graph? Constant deceleration
What does the area beneath a velocity-time graph represent? The total distance travelled
If a car increases in velocity from 5 m/s to 15 m/s in three seconds, what is its acceleration? 3.3 m/s^2
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