GCE A-Level Physics Syllabus

Chapter 2: Kinematics

Chapter Topics:

The equations of motion
Rectilinear motion
Non-linear motion

Question Bank:

Learning Objectives:

(a) Show an understanding of and use the terms; distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration.

(b) Use graphical methods to represent distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration.

(c) Identify and use the physical quantities from the gradients of displacement-time graphs and areas under the gradients of velocity-time graphs , including cases of non-uniform acceleration.

(d) Derive, from the definitions of velocity and acceleration, equations which represent uniformly accelerated motion in a straight line.

(e) Solve problems using equations which represent uniformly accelerated motion in a straight line, including the motion of bodies falling in a uniform gravitational field without air resistance.

(f) Describe qualitatively the motion of bodies falling in a uniform gravitational field without air resistance.

(g) Describe and explain motion due to a uniform velocity in one direction and a uniform acceleration in a perpendicular direction.