Acceleration

In this lesson we will look at the definition and equation of acceleration. We will also learn how to calculate acceleration.

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Quiz:

Acceleration

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Q1.What is the unit for acceleration?

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Q2.What is the equation that links acceleration, change in velocity and time?

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Q3.A girl accelerates from rest to 5 m/s on her skateboard. It takes 10 seconds. What is her acceleration?

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Q4.A woman increases her speed in her car from 20 m/s to 35 m/s over 10 seconds. What is her acceleration?

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Q5.A go kart accelerates at 2 m/s² for 5 seconds from stationary. What is its final velocity?

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Q6.An aeroplane accelerates from rest to 65 m/s for take-off. Its acceleration is 1.9 m/s². How long does it take to take-off? Give your answer to 2 significant figures

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Q7.An aeroplane accelerates from rest to 65 m/s for take-off. It travels for 1200 m before take-off. What is its acceleration? Use the correct equation from the physics equation sheet.

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Quiz:

Acceleration

Complete the quiz to see how much you have remembered from the acceleration lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Q1.What is the unit for acceleration?

1/7

Q2.What is the equation that links acceleration, change in velocity and time?

2/7

Q3.A girl accelerates from rest to 5 m/s on her skateboard. It takes 10 seconds. What is her acceleration?

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Q4.A woman increases her speed in her car from 20 m/s to 35 m/s over 10 seconds. What is her acceleration?

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Q5.A go kart accelerates at 2 m/s² for 5 seconds from stationary. What is its final velocity?

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Q6.An aeroplane accelerates from rest to 65 m/s for take-off. Its acceleration is 1.9 m/s². How long does it take to take-off? Give your answer to 2 significant figures

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Q7.An aeroplane accelerates from rest to 65 m/s for take-off. It travels for 1200 m before take-off. What is its acceleration? Use the correct equation from the physics equation sheet.

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Lesson summary: Acceleration

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