Applied Science AQA/Kinematics


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• the motion of objects Describe motion in terms of displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration.

Know the difference between:

- distance and displacement

- speed and velocity

• the formulas :

(average) v = s/t

v = u + at

v2 = u2 + 2as

s = ut + ½ at2

Use these suvat equations to calculate any of the five quantities.

Recognise 'hidden' information, such as a=9.81 ms−2 when falling, or that accelerating from rest gives u = 0 ms−1.

• representing motion through the use of graphs of displacement against time and velocity against time  Use these graphs to describe motion.

Calculate the gradient of a displacement-time graph as speed.

Calculate the gradient of a velocity-time graph as acceleration.

Calculate the area under a velocity-time graph as distance traveled.

(Gradients may require the calculation of the tangent to a curve at a point.)

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