The kinetics formula is very important and will keep returning in questions in the new GCSE maths syllabus, so it is crucial that you learn this formula and have a good understanding of how it can be used.
The following equation explains the relationship between speed, distance and time.
Speed is the rate of movement of an object.
If an object starts to move at a faster rate then it will cover more distance in a shorter amount of time
To work out the speed of an object you must first have the following information:
The distance travelled
How much time was taken to travel that distance
Speed, distance and time are each measured differently
Speed is measured in metres per second, m/s
Distance is measured in metre, m
Time is measured in seconds, s
Below is an example to show how the kinetics formula is used in a question:
A person runs 100 meters in 10 seconds
Speed = distance/time
Speed = 200m/20s
Speed = 10m/s
The relationship between speed, distance and time is deeply rooted in both maths and science. The kinetics formula is a key piece of information that you’ll have to learn in preparation for your examinations. If you haven’t already checked out our song on ‘Speed’ then have a listen now!
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