Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

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Which of the following is a vector quantity?

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1. Consider a man walking around a house in a rectangle pattern. He walks 70 feet across the front, 30 feet along the side, 70 feet along the back, and 30 feet along the other side to bring him back to where he began. How much distance did this man cover?

2. Consider a man walking around a house in a rectangle pattern. He walks 70 feet across the front, 30 feet along the side, 70 feet along the back, and 30 feet along the other side to bring him back to where he began. What is the displacement of the man walking around the house?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of concepts and formulas for speed and velocity. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include velocity and vector quantity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify vector quantity
  • Measure displacement, distance, and speed
  • Define velocity

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related concepts and formulas for speed and velocity lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about vector quantity in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding distance interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about concepts and formulas for speed and velocity, review the lesson Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas which covers the following objectives:

  • Define speed
  • Define displacement and distance
  • Understand scalar quantity
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