Physics 163

Unit 1: One-Dimensional Kinematics

Problem Set A

 

Overview:

Problem Set A targets your ability to use the average velocity and average acceleration equations. There are a few routine problems and several more complicated multi-step problems. The equations for average velocity (vave) and average acceleration (aave) are stated below.

An inspection of these equations shows that there are clear mathematical relationships between the following sets of quantities:

From the first equation:

average velocity (vave), initial velocity (vi), final velocity (vf), dispacement and time

From the second equation:

average acceleration (aave), initial velocity (vi), final velocity (vf) and time

Your success on Problem Set A is dependent on your understanding of these relationships as expressed in the above equations. View Sample Problem Set.

 

Problem

Description

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1

A routine calculation of average acceleration

2

A routine calculation of average acceleration

3

A routine calculation using the average velocity equation

4

A routine calculation using the average velocity equation

5

A difficult multi-step problem which utilizes both equations

6

A difficult multi-step problem which utilizes both equations

7

A difficult multi-step problem which utilizes both equations

8

A moderately difficult two-step problem

9

A difficult multi-step problem which utilizes both equations

10

A very complicated multi-step problem involving significant thinking and analysis

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