# GCSE Physics Paper 2- Acceleration

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What is acceleration?
A measure of how quickly an object speeds up, slows down or changes direction.
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What is the equation for acceleration?
acceleration= change in velocity/ time taken
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What is acceleration measured in?
m/s2
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What type of graph is used for acceleration?
Velocity- time graph
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What does the gradient show on a velocity- time graph?
Acceleration
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What does the horizontal line show on a velocity- time graph?
Constant velocity
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What does the upward sloping line show on a velocity- time graph?
Accelerating
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What does the downward slope show on a velocity- time graph?
Decelerating
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What does the total area under the graph show?
Distance travelled
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What is the other equation for acceleration?
acceleration= final velocity- initial velocity/ time
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### Card 2

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What is the equation for acceleration?

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acceleration= change in velocity/ time taken

### Card 3

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What is acceleration measured in?

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What type of graph is used for acceleration?

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What does the gradient show on a velocity- time graph?

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