Exam-Style Question on Kinematics
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Question id: 414. This question is similar to one that appeared on a GCSE Higher paper in 2017. The use of a calculator is allowed.
The following kinematics formula can be used to work out the distance travelled (displacement) of an object travelling with constant acceleration.$$ s = ut + \frac12 at^2 $$
(a) Rearrange the formula to make \(u\) the subject.
(b) What units would be associated with speed in this case?
(c) What units would be associated with acceleration?
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