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# Velocity and Acceleration Quiz

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### Which of the following is the correct definition of velocity?

The rate of change of distance with respect to time

a = (v - u) / t

### If an object is moving with a constant velocity, what can we say about its acceleration?

The acceleration is zero

### Which of the following statements about acceleration is true?

<p>Acceleration can be positive, negative, or zero.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### A car is traveling at a constant speed of 60 km/h. Suddenly, the driver steps on the brakes and the car comes to a stop. What can we say about the car's acceleration during this time?

<p>The car's acceleration is negative.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### A ball is thrown straight up into the air. What can we say about the ball's acceleration at the highest point of its trajectory?

<p>The ball's acceleration is zero.</p> Signup and view all the answers

## Study Notes

### Definitions and Concepts

• Velocity is defined as the rate of change of an object's position concerning time and includes both speed and direction.
• Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity over time, indicating how quickly an object speeds up, slows down, or changes direction.

### Equations

• The equation to calculate acceleration is:
( a = \frac{\Delta v}{\Delta t} )
where ( \Delta v ) is the change in velocity and ( \Delta t ) is the time taken for that change.

### Constant Velocity

• If an object is moving with a constant velocity, its acceleration is zero, indicating no change in speed or direction.

• Acceleration can be positive (speeding up), negative (slowing down), or zero (constant velocity). It is a vector quantity as it has both magnitude and direction.

### Car Braking Scenario

• When a car traveling at a constant speed of 60 km/h suddenly brakes and comes to a stop, it experiences negative acceleration (deceleration) as its velocity decreases to zero.

### Ball Thrown Upward

• At the highest point of its trajectory, a ball's acceleration is still directed downward due to gravity, though its velocity at that exact point is zero.

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## Description

Test your knowledge of velocity and acceleration with this 6-question quiz. From defining velocity to calculating acceleration, this quiz will challenge your understanding of these key concepts. See if you can answer questions like the correct definition of velocity and the equation to calculate acceleration. Put your knowledge to the test and see how well you know these fundamental principles of motion.

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