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Characteristics of Motion

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  • Q1
    What does speed measure?
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    The rate at which an object speeds up
    The distance an object has traveled
    The rate at which an object slows down
    How fast an object is moving
  • Q2
    What is the formula to calculate speed?
    S = Final Velocity-Initial Velocity/time
    S=D x T
  • Q3
    If a total distance of 750 m is covered in a time interval of 25 s, the average speed is ______?
    18,750 m/s
    30 m/s
    33 m/s
    30 mph
  • Q4
    ______describes how fast something is going, whereas, __________ describes how fast something is going and in a certain direction
    speed, velocity
    rate, acceleration
    speed, acceleration
    rate, speed
  • Q5
    Which of the following is a measure of velocity?
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    30 m/s
    30 South
    30 m/s South
  • Q6
    Which of the following does NOT change acceleration?
    speeding up
    changing direction
    slowing down
    constant velocity
  • Q7
    A small child spins around and around on a merry-go-round. Is the child accelerating?
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  • Q8
    A sailboat sails down the James River due South at exactly 15 mph for 1 hour. Is the sailboat accelerating?
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  • Q9
    The fastest car on Earth, a German-made Thrust SSC, would win every Nascar Race in America. If it takes 30 minutes to travel 380 miles, what is its speed?
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    .42 m/s
  • Q10
    Which is NOT true about a reference point?
    It is used as a comparison
    It lets you see if something has moved
    It should be a moving object
    It should be a stationary object
  • Q11
    What is the formula for acceleration?
    A= (Final Velocity - Initial Velocity)
    A= D/T
    A= (Initial Velocity- Final Velocity)/Time
    A= (Final Velocity- Initial Velocity)/Time
  • Q12
    If a car is going 100 m/s and slows down to 50 m/s in 20 s, what is the rate of acceleration?
    25 m/s/s
    -2.5 m/s/s
    50 m/s
  • Q13
    An object in free fall has a constant acceleration of approximately:
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    25 m/s
    9.8 m/s
    -10 m/s
    0 m/s
  • Q14
    A car can move from rest to 35 m/s in 5.0 seconds. It's acceleration is _________.
    none of the answers
    7 m/s/s
    5.0 m/s/s
    4/0 m/s/s

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