If you’re not studying physics, there’s a good chance that the differences between velocity and acceleration are lost on you – even if you drive a car or deal with them regularly. The term “velocity” refers to an object’s speed in a certain direction, whereas acceleration is the rate of change of that velocity with respect to time. See what else you can tell us about the two in this quiz!
40. km/hr
30. km/hr
15 km/hr
60. km/hr
Total displacement
Average velocity
Average speed
Change in momentum
5.0 m/s2
10. m/s2
40. m/s2
20. m/s2
2.5 m/s2 west
2.5 m/s2 east
6.0 m/s2 east
6.0 m/s2 west
13 s
8.0 s
20. s
40. s