2.1 Basic Kinematics Quantities

This section covers the following syllabus (Physics 5059) requirements.

  • state what is meant by speed and velocity
  • calculate average speed using distance travelled / time taken
  •  state what is meant by uniform acceleration and calculate the value of an acceleration using change in velocity / time taken
  •  interpret given examples of non-uniform acceleration
 State what is meant by speed and velocity. Calculate average speed using distance travelled / time taken. State what is meant by uniform acceleration and calculate the value of an acceleration using change in velocity / time taken. Interpret given examples of non-uniform acceleration.