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1

What is acceleration?

How quickly velocity is changing.

2

Acceleration is not the same as what 2 things?

Velocity.
Speed.

3

The change in velocity can be what 2 things?

Change in speed.
Change in direction.

4

What is the formula for acceleration?

Change in velocity divided by time taken.
Equals acceleration.

5

What is V?

The final velocity.

6

What is U?

The initial velocity.

7

What does (v-u) mean?

Working out the 'change in velocity'.

8

What is the unit for acceleration?

m/s2.

9

What is the gradient on the graph?

Acceleration.

10

Flat sections represent...

Steady speed.

11

The steeper the graph...

The greater the acceleration/deceleration.

12

The area under any section of the graph is equal to what?

Distance travelled in that time interval.

13

A curve means...

Changing acceleration.

14

Workout the ....

Shaded area.

15

After you work out the shaded are...

Times it by the velocity.

16

How far on V - t graph?

1/2 b x h