Physics Topic: Kinematics

Define displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration.

Use graphical methods to represent distance travelled, displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration.

Find displacement from the area under a velocitytime graph.

Use the slope of a displacementtime graph to find the velocity.

Use the slope of a velocitytime graph to find the acceleration.

Derive, from the definitions of velocity and acceleration, equations which represent uniformly accelerated motion in a straight line.

Solve problems using equations which represent uniformly accelerated motion in a straight line, including the motion of bodies falling in a uniform gravitational field without air resistance.

Describe qualitatively the motion of bodies falling in a uniform gravitational field with air resistance.

Describe and explain motion due to a uniform velocity in one direction and a uniform acceleration in a perpendicular direction.