Chapter 2: Describing Motion: Kinematics In One Dimension

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Kinematics Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Suppose that an object travels from one point in space to another. Make a comparison between the displacement and the distance traveled.
    • A. 

      The displacement is either greater than or equal to the distance traveled.

    • B. 

      The displacement is always equal to the distance traveled.

    • C. 

      The displacement is either less than or equal to the distance traveled.

    • D. 

      The displacement can be either greater than, smaller than, or equal to the distance traveled.

  • 2. 
    When is the average velocity of an object equal to the instantaneous velocity?
    • A. 

      Always

    • B. 

      Never

    • C. 

      Only when the velocity is constant

    • D. 

      Only when the velocity is increasing at a constant rate

  • 3. 
    A new car manufacturer advertises that their car can go "from zero to sixty in 8 s". This is a description of
    • A. 

      Average speed.

    • B. 

      Instantaneous speed.

    • C. 

      Average acceleration.

    • D. 

      Instantaneous acceleration.

  • 4. 
    An object moving in the +x axis experiences an acceleration of 2.0 m/s^2. This means the object is
    • A. 

      Traveling at 2.0 m in every second.

    • B. 

      Traveling at 2.0 m/s in every second.

    • C. 

      Changing its velocity by 2.0 m/s.

    • D. 

      Increasing its velocity by 2.0 m/s in every second.