Kinematics : Speed and Velocity Quiz

*Theme/Title: Speed and Velocity
* Description/Instructions
Speed is the rate of motion, or the rate of change in position. It is a scalar expressed in terms of distance moved per unit time. This is the formula for speed:

Speed = distance/time

Units include miles per hour (mph), km/hr, m/s
Example: What is the speed of a car that is traveling 10 miles every 5 minutes?

Distance: 10 miles. Time: 5 minutes.

Speed = 10 mi/5 min = 2 mi/min

The car travels two miles every minute.

Speed is the magnitude component of velocity. Velocity is a vector, which means it has both speed and direction. The formula for velocity is the same as speed, except it includes a direction component.

For the following quiz, you will need a pencil, scratch paper and a calculator. Read each question carefully and select the best answer from the choices.

Group: Physics Physics Quizzes
Topic: Kinematics

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