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2 Worksheet (AS)
Data needed to answer questions can be found in the Data, formulae and relationships sheet.
1 A ball is thrown vertically upwards. It rises to a maimum hei!ht " where it is momentarily at
rest. It then falls downwards.
#hich statement is true about the ball\$s acceleration% &1'
A (he acceleration of the ball is always in the same direction as its velocity.
B (he acceleration of the ball is always in the opposite direction to its velocity.
C (he acceleration of the ball is downwards at all points includin! ".
D (he acceleration of the ball is )ero at ".
2 A landin! module is fallin! towards the *oon\$s surface at a steady speed of +.00 m s
,1
. At a hei!ht
of -2.+ m, a small ob.ect becomes detached from the landin! module and accelerates
down with the acceleration of free fall on the *oon 1.-0 m s
,2
. At what speed does the ob.ect
hit the *oon% &1'
A 1/.1 m s
,1
B 1+.0 m s
,1
C 200 m s
,1
D 22+ m s
,1
3 A ball is dropped vertically from rest at time t = 0 and
accelerates downwards with an acceleration g.
#hat distance does it travel between t = t
1
and t = t
2
% &1'
A
2
1
gt
2
2
B
2
1
g 0t
1
+ t
2
1
C
2
1
g 0t
2
t
1
1
2
D
2
1
g 0t
2
2
t
1
2
1
4 (he velocity2time !raph is for a stone thrown vertically upwards.
#hen time t = 3 s, what is the displacement of the stone from its startin! position% &1'
A + m
B 1+ m
C 20 m
D /+ m
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5 ;all X is pro.ected hori)ontally at the same time as ball Y, of twice the mass, is released from
rest. ;oth balls fall vertically from the same hei!ht and hit the hori)ontal floor below. Air
resistance is ne!li!ible. #hich statement is true% &1'
A Y will hit the floor .ust before X.
B X will hit the floor .ust before Y.
C X and Y will hit the floor at the same time.
D Y hits the floor while X is half way to the floor.
6 Define acceleration and state whether it is a scalar or a vector. &2'
7 A footballer <ic<s a ball from rest. (he foot is in contact with the ball for 0.30 s and the final
velocity of the ball is 1+ m s
,1
. #hat is the avera!e acceleration of the ball% &3'
8 (he dia!ram shows the velocity2time !raph for an ob.ect.
a Describe the motion of the ob.ect. &1'
b 9alculate the acceleration of the ob.ect. &3'
c :se the !raph to determine the distance travelled by the ob.ect in =.0 s. &3'
9 A car slows down from a velocity of 22 m s
,1
to +.0 m s
,1
in a period of -.0 s.
>or this car, calculate?
a its deceleration &3'
b its avera!e velocity &1'
c the distance travelled in -.0 s. &2'
10 A painter accidentally drops a can of paint from a brid!e over a river. (he can is in free fall
for a time of 2.3 s before it hits the water below. (he acceleration of free fall is @.=1 m s
,2
.
a 9alculate the velocity of the can .ust before it hits the water. &3'
b #hat is the hei!ht of the brid!e% &3'
11 A cyclist is travellin! at a constant velocity of /.0 m s
,1
. 4he suddenly accelerates at 0./+ m s
,2

for a distance of @.0 m. 9alculate her final velocity. &3'
12 A racin! car travellin! at a velocity of /+ m s
,1
hits a safety barrier. (he car comes to a halt
after travellin! a distance of 20 m. 9alculate the avera!e deceleration of the car. &3'
13 An ob.ect has a uniform acceleration a. After a time t its final velocity is v.
a 4<etch a !raph of velocity a!ainst time for this ob.ect. &2'
b 4how that the displacement of the ob.ect in this time is !iven by?
2
2
1
at vt s = &/'
14 A metal ball is dropped from a hei!ht of -.0 m onto soft !round. (he ball hits the !round and
penetrates a distance of =.+ cm. 9alculate the deceleration of the ball as it enters the !round.
Aou may assume that the ball decelerates uniformly. 0Acceleration of free fall = @.=1 m s
,2
.1 &+'
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15 (he !raph shows the variation with time t of the velocity v of a car travellin! alon! a strai!ht road.
a 9alculate the distance travelled by the car between /.0 s and =.0 s. &2'
b 9alculate the acceleration of the car at 12.+ s. &3'
c 4<etch a !raph of acceleration a!ainst time for the car. &2'
16 A ball is <ic<ed towards !oal posts from a position 20 m from and directly in front of the posts.
(he ball ta<es 0.-0 s from the time it is <ic<ed to pass over the crossBbar, 2.+ m above the !round.
(he ball is at its maimum hei!ht as it passes over the crossBbar. Aou may i!nore air resistance.
a 9alculate the ball\$s hori)ontal component of velocity. &1'
b 9alculate the vertical component of the velocity of the ball immediately after it is <ic<ed. &2'
c Determine the ma!nitude of the initial velocity of the ball immediately after it is <ic<ed. &2'
d Determine the an!le above the hori)ontal at which the ball is <ic<ed. &2'
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