FHSST Physics/Rectilinear Motion/Summary

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Rectilinear Motion
Definition - Speed and Velocity - Graphs - Equations of Motion - Important Equations and Quantities

Important Equations and Quantities edit

Table 5.1: Units used in Rectilinear Motion
Quantity Symbol Unit S.I. Units Direction
Displacement   - m yes
Velocity  ,   - m·s−1 yes
Distance s - m -
Speed v - m·s−1 -
Acceleration   - m·s−2 yes