GCSE Questions: Forces

Q7. The following statements describe parts of a short train journey between two railway stations.

Part A: The train accelerates at a constant rate from 0 m/s to 20 m/s in 40 s
Part B: The train travels at a constant velocity for 260 s
Part C: The train decelerates at a constant rate coming to a stop in 60 s


(a) During which part of the journey is the resultant force on the train zero?

[1 mark]

(b) Here is part of the velocity-time graph for the train journey.

Complete the graph so that it shows part B and part C of the train journey.

[3 marks]

(c) Write down the equation which links acceleration, change in velocity and time taken.

[1 mark]

(d) Another train accelerated at 1.15 m/s2 for 22.0 s

Calculate the increase in velocity of the train.

[3 marks]

[8 Marks TOTAL]