Physics 101- Introduction to Mechanics
January 25- Velocity & Acceleration






  • The slope of the curve in the position vs. time graph for an object's motion gives
  1. The object's speed.
  2. The object's acceleration.
  3. The object's average velocity.
  4. The object's instantaneous velocity.

  • What is the approximate average velocity of the race cars during the Indianapolis 500?

  1. 185 mph
  2. 200 mph
  3. 185 mph, clockwise
  4. 0 mph

  • Does the following make sense?  "The average velocity of the car at 9am was 60km/h."


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Jeff Phillips
Loyola Marymount University
Spring 2002