Kinematics: Definition & Graphical Representation


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What is kinematics?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a quantity that is studied in kinematics?

2. Which of the following quantities is a velocity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you're interested in finding out how well you understand kinematics and its graphical representations, you've reached the right place! This short quiz and worksheet consist of multiple-choice questions that cover the basics of kinematics, velocity and displacement-time graphs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using this quiz and worksheet, you can check your comprehension of the following:

  • Definition of kinematics
  • Quantities that are studied in kinematics
  • How to create a velocity-time graph from a displacement-time graph
  • Quantity representing a velocity
  • Shape on a displacement-time graph if an object is speeding up in the positive direction

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms like kinematics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about quantities studied in kinematics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding shapes on a displacement-time graph
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding velocity as a direction and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

By studying the lesson accompanying this quiz and worksheet called Kinematics: Definition & Graphical Representation, you can gain greater insight into the following:

  • Types of equations associated with kinematics
  • Definition of displacement
  • Reason there is initially zero acceleration on an acceleration-time graph