 # 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

# 2.2 Basic Kinematics Graphs

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

•   plot and interpret a displacement-time graph and a velocity-time graph
• deduce from the shape of a displacement-time graph when a body is:

(i)        at rest

(ii)        moving with uniform velocity

(iii)        moving with non-uniform velocity

•  deduce from the shape of a velocity-time graph when a body is:

(i)        at rest

(ii)        moving with uniform velocity

(iii)        moving with uniform acceleration

(iv)        moving with non-uniform acceleration

• calculate the area under a velocity-time graph to determine the displacement travelled for motion with uniform velocity or uniform acceleration

# 2.3 Acceleration due to Gravity

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

•  state that the acceleration of free fall for a body near to the Earth is constant and is approximately10 m / s2
• describe the motion of bodies with constant weight falling with or without air resistance, including reference to terminal velocity