GCSE Science Acceleration

GCSE Science Acceleration 

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Example of Velocity and Speed

  • A plane is travelling around the globe at 200 miles m/s has a constant speed and a changing veocity because of its constant change in direction. 
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Acceleration Definition, Formula and Traingle

  • Acceleration is the charge of velocity per second. The unit of acceleration is the metre per second squared (m/s squared)
  • Acceleration= Change in velocity/Time
  • Formula Triangle: 
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Acceleration Calculation

A car travels from rest 0m/s to 56m/s in 56 seconds, what is its acceleration?

  • Step 1: work out the change in velocity by taking the final from the initial - 56 m/s - 0m/s: 56m/s
  • Step 2: divide the change in velocity by the time - 56/56: 1
  • Step 3: make sure that you have included units. Acceleration: 1m/s squared
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