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Learning Outcomes 

Candidates should be able to:

  • 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
  • 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:
  1. at rest 
  2. moving with uniform velocity 
  3. moving with non-uniform velocity
  • deduce from the shape of a velocity-time graph when a body is:
  1. at rest 
  2. moving with uniform velocity 
  3. moving with uniform acceleration 
  4. 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
  • state that the acceleration of free fall for a body near to the Earth is constant and is approximately 10 m/s2
  • describe the motion of bodies with constant weight falling with or without air resistance, including reference to terminal velocity

Sample Worksheets

Physics SPA S3 - Kinematics Notes Preview