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Rectilinear Motion

Definitions

  • Rectilinear motion: position, velocity, and acceleration of a particle as it moves along a straight line
  • Curvilinear motion: position, velocity, and acceleration of a particle as it moves along a curved line

Curvilinear motion

Rectilinear Motion Equations

  • v = u + at
  • v2 = u2 + 2as
  • s = ut + (12) at2
u: initial velocity (m/s)
v: final velocity (m/s)
a: acceleration (ms-2)
s: displacement (m)

MEMORISE THESE EQUATIONS!!!

When answering questions, find out what values you have and write them down. Then decide which equation you need and fill in all the values you have.


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