Uniformly-Accelerated Motion and the Big Five Kinematics Equations


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A cheetah running 18 m/s accelerates at a rate of 1 m/s2 = initial velocity for 5 sec. What is the final velocity of the cheetah?

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1. A car driving on a straight track accelerates at a rate of 3.2 m/s^2 for 14 sec. If the initial velocity of the car was 5.1 m/s, and its initial position was 0 m, what is its final position?


A marathon runner runs with an average velocity of 5.5 m/s. How long in seconds does it take for the runner to travel 158 m?

(Round to the nearest second.)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will assess your understanding of the five basic kinematics equations by requiring you to solve practice problems about various objects in motion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Solve story problems using the big five kinematics equations to find:

  • Final Velocity
  • Final Position
  • Time

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet combo helps students to practice using the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve kinematics practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can view information regarding how to use the big five kinematics equations and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the time, final velocity, and final position of an object in motion

Additional Learning

See the accompanying lesson called Uniformly-Accelerated Motion and the Big Five Kinematics Equations to learn more about solving problems that use position, displacement, velocity and acceleration. This lesson covers:

  • Why physicists simplify real world scenarios for their calculations
  • Assuming uniformly accelerated motion and straight-line motion
  • What the Big Five equations are
  • How to use these equations to solve problems