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# Name: ______________________________________________ Hour: ____________ Date: ___________________

## Solving For Acceleration

Objective: I can use the change in velocity to solve for an object acceleration.
certain car can accelerate from rest to
70 km/h in 7 seconds. Find the cars
average acceleration.

## 2. A cyclist accelerates from 0 m/s to 8

m/s in 3 seconds. What is his
acceleration? Is this acceleration
higher than that of a car which
accelerates from 0 to 30 m/s in 8
seconds?

3.

## A runner covers the last straight

stretch of a race in 4 s. During that
time, he speeds up from 5 m/s to 9
m/s. What is the runners acceleration
in this part of the race?

## moving at a velocity of 20 m/s.

Suddenly, a car 10 meters in front of
you slams on its brakes. At that
moment, you also slam on your brakes
and slow to 5 m/s. Calculate the
acceleration if it took 2 seconds to

## 5. If a Ferrari, with an initial velocity of 10

m/s, accelerates at a rate of 50 m/s/s
for 3 seconds, what will its final
velocity be?

## 6. Describe the persons movement in

the position/time graph:
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7. Is the velocity in the velocity/time
graph constant or changing?
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8. What does this mean in terms of

## Use the set of graphs above and choose

which fits the description for both
velocity and accel.
10.

## speeding up. ________

11.An object moving away, slowing down.
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12.An object moving towards, speeding
up. ______
13.An object moving towards, slowing
down. ____

## the acceleration/time graph?

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## 14. Draw a graph that would represent a

car that is driving East at a rate of
50km/hr for 1 hour.

## 9. In the graph below, match the rider

with the segment by drawing a
line.
0

## 15.You are driving and you see a little

bunny crossing the road. You slam on
your breaks and go from 25m/s to rest
in 4 seconds. What is your

save bunny?

## causes the object to have positive velocity;

slowing down causes its graph to slope
downward. Decelerating causes the
acceleration graph to be negative; since we
don't know if the deceleration is constant,
the graph can be either 2 or 4.
3. C,2,4 The velocity graph wiil be negative
since the object is moving towards the
detector; speeding up causes the slope of
the line to be negative. The acceleration
graph will be negative since the object is
accelerating in the direction of the detector;
since we don't know if the acceleration is
constant the graph can be 2 or 4.

## 1. A,1,3 Moving away causese both the

velocity and acceleration graphs to be
positive. Speeding up causes the velocity
graph to have a positive slope. The
acceleration graph can be 1 or 3 because
we don't know if the acceleration is constant
or not.
2. B,2,4 Moving away from the detector

## 4. D,1,3 The velocity graph will be negative

because the object is moving towards the
detector; the object slowing down causes
the slope of the graph to be positive.
(deceleration in the direction of the detector
= positive) The acceleration graph will be
positive because the object is decelerating
in the direction of the detector. Since we
don't know the rate of acceleration, the
graph can be 1 or 3.