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Acceleration: Definition, Equation and Examples

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Acceleration is

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1. Average acceleration is determined by

2. A ball traveling at 3 m/s East hits a wall and bounces off heading West traveling at 2 m/s . If the change in direction took 0.4 second, what is the average acceleration of the ball?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Acceleration is the rate of change of an object's velocity, while velocity is how fast an object is moving in a specific direction. This quiz and worksheet will test you on your knowledge of aspects of acceleration using two equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to access your knowledge of:

  • Acceleration
  • Velocity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about acceleration
  • Making connections- understand the concept of average acceleration and what it is determined by
  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to solve average accelerations practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about the calculation of an object's velocity, review the accompanying lesson on Aspects of Acceleration. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Utilize the equation for the rate of change of an object's velocity
  • Utilize the equation for calculating how fast an object is moving in a specific direction
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