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Practice Test

Name:___________
Physics 11

1. Match each position vs. time graph with the corresponding velocity vs.
time graph. Position vs. Time Graphs

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1
2
3
4
5

C
D
B
A
E

2. Match each description with one of the graphs given below. Each graph can
be used as many times as necessary. Write D if no graph matches a
description.

1. Velocity vs. time graph for an object whose acceleration is


increasing.
2. Position vs. time graph for an object that is not moving.
3. Velocity vs. time graph for uniform positive acceleration.
4. Position vs. time graph for uniform positive acceleration.
5. Position vs. time graph for constant, non-zero velocity.
6. Acceleration vs. time graph for constant velocity.

1
2
3
4
5
6

C
B
A
C
A
D

3. Base the answers to the following questions on the velocity vs. time graph.

(a)
times is the object at rest? (t=5s and t = 17s)

At what two

(b) At what times is the object not accelerating? (Between t=7s and 15 s)
(c) What is the acceleration at t= 4 s? ( - 4 m /s2)
(d) What is the acceleration at t= 16 s? ( - 4 m /s2)
(e) At what times is the acceleration changing? (Between t=17s and 20 s)
(f) What is the instantaneous speed at t= 10 s? ( -8 m /s)
(g) For what values of time is the objects instantaneous speed increasing?
(Between t=5s and 7 s, and between t = 17 and t = 20)
(h) What is the average acceleration of the object between t= 2 s and t= 6
s? ( - 4 m /s2)

4. Base your answers to the following questions on the position vs. time
graph.

(a) What is the position of the object at t= 10 s? ( x = 0 m)

(b) At what two times is the position of the object x= +8 m? (t= 6s and t=
11s)

(c) What is the objects displacement from t= 0 to t= 16 s? (-5 m)


(d) What total distance does the object travel from t= 0 to t= 16 s? (65 m)
(e) What is the instantaneous velocity of the object at t= 6 s? (- 12 m/s)
(f) At what times is the object at rest? (Between t=0 and 5 s, and between t
= 12and t = 18)
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(g) What is the average velocity over the interval from t= 5 s to t= 15 s? ( 0.5 m/s)

5. Answer each of the following questions based on the velocity vs. time
graph. Answer by selecting A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H or none of these.

(a) At which point is the acceleration defined but not constant? (C)
(b) Name three points at which the instantaneous speed is decreasing. (C,
D, G)

(c) At which point is the object at rest? (E)

(d) At which point is the objects speed constant? (H)


(e) At which point is the acceleration negative and the instantaneous speed
increasing? (F)
(f) At which points is the acceleration positive? (A and G)
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6. A car accelerates uniformly from rest. At t= 6.0 s the speed of the car is
60 m/s. The car travels at 60 m/s for the next 8.0 s. The car then decelerates
uniformly to rest during the next 2.0 s. (a) Sketch a well labeled velocity vs.
time graph of the cars motion. (b) Use your graph to determine the total
distance traveled by the car
Answer: 720m

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7. A car accelerates uniformly from rest at 5.0 m /s2 until it reaches a speed
of 40 m/s. The car then travels at 40 m/s for 20 0 m. The car next
accelerates at 10 m /s2 until it stops. (a) Sketch a well labeled velocity vs.
time graph of the cars motion. (b) Use your graph to determine the total
distance traveled by the car.

Answer: 460 m

8- Consider the motion of the object whose velocity-time graph is given in


the diagram.
1. What is the acceleration of the object between times
( 4m/s2)
2. What is the acceleration of the object between times
? ( - 2 m/s2)
3. What is the net displacement of the object between times
? ( 100 m)

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