Velocity - high school - examples

The velocity of an object is the time rate of change of its position. Velocity is a specification of an object's speed and direction of motion (e.g. 20 m/s to the south).

In everyday use and in kinematics, the speed of an object is the magnitude of its velocity (the rate of change of its position) - scalar.

  1. Friction coefficient
    car What is the weight of a car when it moves on a horizontal road at a speed of v = 50 km/h at engine power P = 7 kW? The friction coefficient is 0.07
  2. Uphill and downhill
    cyclist_49 The cyclist moves uphill at a constant speed of v1 = 10 km/h. When he reaches the top of the hill, he turns and passes the same track downhill at a speed of v2 = 40 km/h. What is the average speed of a cyclist?
  3. Gravitation
    vodorovny_vrh From the top of the 80m high tower, the body is thrown horizontally with an initial speed of 15 m/s. At what time and at what distance from the foot of the tower does the body hit the horizontal surface of the Earth? (use g = 10 ms-2)
  4. Clock
    hodiny How many times a day hands on a clock overlap?
  5. Gimli Glider
    gimli_glider Aircraft Boeing 767 lose both engines at 42000 feet. The plane captain maintain optimum gliding conditions. Every minute, lose 1910 feet and maintain constant speed 211 knots. Calculate how long takes to plane from engines failure to hit ground. Calculate
  6. Pipes
    water_pipe Water pipe has a cross-section 1087 cm2. An hour has passed 960 m3 of water. How much water flows through the pipe with cross-section 300 cm2 per 9 hours if water flow same speed?
  7. Two cars
    cars_racing Two cars started against each other at the same time to journey long 293 km. First car went 41 km/h and second 41 km/h. What distance will be between this cars 20 minutes before meet?
  8. Pedestrian up-down hill
    peak Pedestrian goes for a walk first at plane at 4 km/h, then uphill 3 km/h. Then it is in the middle of the route, turns back and goes downhill at speed 6 km/h. Total walk was 6 hours. How many kilometers went pedestrian?
  9. The cyclist
    cyclist The cyclist went from village to town. First half of journey went at 20 km/h. The second half of the journey, which mostly fell, went at 39 km/h. All journey took 88 minutes. Calculate the distance from the village to the town.
  10. Train and car
    car_vs_train The train and the car started at a constant speed to journey. When the train travels 87 km, the car travels 97 km. How many km travels the train when the car travels 87 km?
  11. Rotation of the Earth
    earth_1 Calculate the circumferential speed of the Earth's surface at a latitude of 61°​​. Consider a globe with a radius of 6378 km.
  12. Tourists
    hiking From the cottage started first group of tourists at 10:00 AM at speed 4 km/h. The second started after them 47 minutes later at speed 6 km/h. How long and how many kilometers from the cottage will catch the first group?
  13. Ships
    titanic_1 At 8:40 the ship set sail at 12 km/h. At 19:10 followed by at 29 km/h sail boat. When sail boat catches up the ship? How many minutes will catch up took?
  14. Speed of Slovakian trains
    zssk_train Rudolf decided to take the train from the station 'Trnava' to 'Zemianske Kostoľany'. In the train timetables found train R 725 Remata : km0Bratislava hl.st.12:574Bratislava-Vinohrady13:0113:0219Pezinok13:1213:1346Trnava13:3013:3263Leopoldov13:4514:0168H
  15. Map
    cycle_map On the tourist map at a scale of 1 : 50000 is distance between two points along a straight road 3.7 cm. How long travels this distance on a bike at 30 km/h? Time express in minutes.
  16. Trains
    trains_toys From station 130 km away started passenger train and after 2.2 hours after the express train, which travels 37 km an hour more. Express train finish journey 7 minutes early. Calculate the average speed of this two trains.
  17. Free fall
    volny_pad Lloyd fall from height 7 m. Calculate the speed he hit the ground when falling with acceleration g = 9.81 m/s2
  18. Scouts
    skauti_1 The boys from scout group traveled 5 days distance 115 km. Every day walked 1.5 km less than the previous day. How many kilometers scouts walked in the first day?
  19. Train
    sncf The train is running at speeds of 96 km/h. From the beginning of braking to full stop train run for 3.3 minutes. If the train slows the braking equally, calculate the distance of the place from the station where you need to start to brake.
  20. Cyclist
    sagan A cyclist is moving at 35 km/h and follow pedestrian who is walking at speed 4 km/h. Walker has an advantage 19 km. How long take cyclist to catch up with him?

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