## Kinematics [M1]

__The five kinematic equations__

**Where:****s**= displacement

**u**= initial velocity

**v**= final velocity

**a**= acceleration

**t**= time

The velocity of an object at its maximum height is zero.

Acceleration due to gravity always acts downwards; the sign depends on which direction you are taking as positive.

**Steps for answering a Kinematic question**1 - First draw a diagram and include all of the information given.

2 - Select the period of motion to use the kinematic equations for.

3 - State the direction you are taking as positive.

4 - Write your values for SUVAT.

5 - Use a suitable equation to answer the question.