Distance and Displacement, Speed and Velocity

Learning Objective

In this lesson we will learn about the relationship between speed, distance and time.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between scalar and vector quantities.
  • Distinguish between distance and displacement.
  • Distinguish between speed and velocity.
  • Distinguish between average speed and instantaneous speed.
  • Use the speed formula to calculate:
  • Average speed
  • Distance travelled
  • Time taken
  • Convert between metres per second and kilometres per hour.

distance and displacement speed and velocity lesson contents

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