Acceleration
Forces and Motion

Supporting an appreciation of instantaneous events

Teaching Guidance for 14-16 Supporting Physics Teaching

A sequence of more and more precisely defined events

Teacher Tip: It might help this discussion to have a number of movie clips, in the first of which the movement is blurred, because the exposure time for each image was too long. In other clips the image can be sharper, gradually approximating to an instant.

Acceleration
appears in the relation F=ma a=dv/dt a=-(w^2)x
is used in analyses relating to Terminal Velocity
can be represented by Motion Graphs
IOP DOMAINS Physics CPD programme

New videos on forces

Our first collection of videos gives teachers and coaches of physics a preview of the training we offer ahead of this term's live support sessions.

Find out more