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NEET Study Notes for Kinematics, Preparation Tips with Previous Years Solved Sample Questions
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Kinematics is the sector of mechanics that defines the motion of points, systems, or objects. The Kinematics in NEET is approximately 3 to 4% and students can also imagine direct questions from the section which makes it one of the best scoring topics. To very useful students in their preparation, we are giving the revision notes of Kinematics that subsists of all the major formulas and concepts, and facts. 

  • The definition of dimensions, formulas, graphs is the best score in this part and these notes will fruitful for you in retaining the maximum formulae and facts. Check NEET Physics Syllabus
  • Some of the major sub-topics from where students can expect a maximum of 1 question are Distance, Speed, Velocity, Acceleration, and Motion in a Straight Line.

In this article, we will also provide some quick notes with all the important details so that you can quickly go through the entire topic. You can also get some sample questions along with tips and tricks to solve those questions.

What is the Frame of Reference?

The frame of reference is a set of axes that are used to mention or specific the position of the object in the space. The coordinate process has a set of rectangular axes that subsists of 3 mutually perpendicular axes X, Y, Z. The main point at which these 3 axes intersect each other is called Reference point or Origin Point

Example of Frame of Reference

Example of Frame of Reference


Distance and Displacement

Quick Revision Notes on Distance and Displacement

Displacement and Distance are some of the best topics in the Kinematics Chapter. Students should have a clear understanding of the foundations of these two terms. With the very fruitful of this comparison table, you can very simple remember and revise these two topics.

Terms Distance Displacement
Definition It is known as Path Length It is the difference between the final & initial position
Relation with Time Never reduces time Displacement of an object changes with time
Quantity Scalar Vector
Units SI unit is meter; m SI unit is meter; m
Result Distance covered can never be Negative Displacement of an object can be Negative, Positive, or Zero
Dimension M0L0T1 M0L0T1
Distance/Displacement Time Graph Represents the Speed of Object Represents Velocity

Sample Question on Distance and Displacement

Question – An object moves 6 m north and 8m east, and 10 m vertically upwards. Calculate the resultant displacement from the original position?

  1. 10√2m
  2. 10m
  3. 10√2m
  4. 10×2m

Answer – 1


Speed and Velocity

Quick Revision Notes on Speed and Velocity

Likely, we have ready a comparison table for Velocity and Speed. The table comprises all the major details associated with velocity and speed.

Terms Speed Velocity
Definition It is the ratio of distance traveled by the time to the time taken It is the ratio of displacement to the total time taken by the object
Quantity Scalar Vector
Dimension M0LT-1 M0LT-1
Formula Speed = Distance Travelled/ Time Taken Velocity = Displacement/ Total Time
Units SI units m/s SI units m/s
Result Speed of an Object can never be Negative Speed of an object can be Negative, Positive or Zero
Category of Speed and Velocity
Non Uniform If an object includes the same distance in an unfit time interval or vice-versa
Uniform If an object covers the same distance in equal intervals of time
Average The relation of overall path length divided by the total time period The relation of overall path length divided by the total time period
Instantaneous Speed/ Velocity of the body at any instant of time. Speed/ Velocity of the body at any instant of time.

Question: A man tosses balls with a similar equivalent vertically upwards in a steady progression at a time of 2 seconds. Calculate the speed of the toss so multiple balls are in the sky whenever? Likewise Given that g=9.8m/s2

  1. At least 0.8 m/s
  2. Any speed less than 19.6 m/s
  3. Only with speed 19.6 m/s
  4. More than 19.6 m/s

Answer – 4


Kind Motion in a Straight Line

Kind Motion in a Straight Line and its types

  • Before understanding the idea of Motion of Straight Line we need to comprehend that what is Position and Motion.
  • The position of an object is very significant to describe the motion of that object. The situation of the object is the arrangement of the axes from the reference point.

For instance, if you contemplate the above image then the position of point A from the O Point i.e. a reference point can be defined as,

Kind Motion in a Straight Line and its types

Motion: The item or body is said to be moving if it changes its situation with time and respect to its surroundings. The portrayal of the motion of an object should be possible with the support of a position-time chart.

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Position Time Graph for Uniform Motion

At the point, an object moves along the straight line and covers the same distance in an equal interval of time then the motion is known as uniform motion.

Position Time Graph for Uniform Motion

Position Time Graph for Non-Uniform Motion

At the point when an item covers the equivalent distance in equal time or equal distance in equivalent time-stretch then it is known as Non-Uniform Motion.

Position Time Graph for Non-Uniform Motion

Sample Questions on Motion in Straight Line

Question: 3 sec time is taken by 2 trains to pass each other while going the other way yet just 2.5 sec if the speed of the one is expanded by 50%. What will be the time that one could take to pass the other while going a similar way at their unique speed?

  1. 10 sec
  2. 12 sec
  3. 15 sec
  4. 18 sec

Answer – 3


Acceleration and types

What are the Acceleration and its categories?

  • Acceleration is characterized by.
  • The amount of change in the velocity of an object is known as acceleration
  • Acceleration and its categories
  • The Acceleration SI units are m/s2
  • The Acceleration is a vector quantity
  • Dimensions of Acceleration are M0LT-2

Types of Acceleration

Uniform Acceleration: When the greatness and direction of the acceleration of a body stay steady during movement it is called uniform speeding up.

Non-Uniform Acceleration: When the size and course of the increasing speed of a body changes during the movement are called Non-Uniform Acceleration.

The 3 calculations of motion for an object with constant acceleration are provided below.

  • v= u+at
  • s= ut+1/2 at2
  • v2=u2+2as

Question: A transport begins at Station A from rest with uniform speeding up 2m/sec2.The transport moves along a straight line. Discover the distance moved by transport in 10 sec?

  1. 150m
  2. 200m
  3. 100m
  4. 250m

Answer - 3


Basics of Vectors

Remember the Basic Concepts of Vectors

There are two sorts of Quantities in vector for example Scalar or Vector

Scalar Quantity: Physical quantity that can't be related with bearing yet has extent is known as a scalar Quantity.

Vector Quantity: Physical quantity that has both bearing and extent and observes or submits to triangle law of expansion is known as a vector quantity.

Kinds of Vectors

  • Unit Vector – Unite vector is a vector that has unit magnitude and focuses a specific way. In the figure given beneath, the unit vector can be addressed as Unit Vector

Unit Vector         Unit Vecor

  • Null Vector or Zero Vector – Zero vector is a vector that has zero magnitudes.
  • Equivalent Vector – If vectors A and B have a similar heading and magnitude then they are equivalent vectors.
  • Collinear Vector – at least two vectors that are corresponding to a similar line independent of their extents and course are called collinear vectors.

Vector addition Formulas

  • Vector addition is commutative- Vector addition is commutative
  • Vector addition is associative- Vector addition is associative
  • Vector addition is distributive- Vector addition is distributive

Question: A power F−→=−K(yi^+xj^) (where K is a positive consistent) follows up on a molecule moving in the x-y plane. Beginning from the root, the molecule is brought the positive x-tomahawks forthright (a, 0) and afterward corresponding to the y-tomahawks direct (a, a). The absolute work done by the powers F−→ on the molecule is____?

  1. −2Ka2
  2. 2Ka2
  3. −Ka2
  4. Ka2

Answer – 3

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Tips to Solve Qns

Some Tips to Solve Questions on Kinematics

Question: The ship with a speed of 5 km/h in still water symbols a waterway of width 1km along with the straight likely in 15 minutes. Discover the speed of the waterway in km/h in the briefest time?

Tip to Solve the Question: It is provided that you need to discover the speed in km/h then above all else you need to change over your time that is given in minutes into hours at that point in the wake of applying the formulas calculate your answer.

Answer: 3km/h

Question: In 1.0 sec a particle goes from guide A toward point B, moving in a semi-circle of span 1.0 m. The magnitude of the normal speed is____?

Tip to Solve the Question: Draw a harsh sketch for better arrangement. It is an immediate inquiry where you need to apply the formula of average velocity.

Answer: 2m/s

Tricks to Keep in Mind while Solving Kinematics

  • Make sure to characterize the axes according to your convenience. This ought to be possibly done if the axes are not given in the inquiries else you need to tackle the inquiry according to the axes given.
  • The numbers of that question around the axes.
  • Continuously take of positive (+) and negative (-) qualities or quantities. One little mix-up can lead you towards the wrong answer.
  • Apply the conditions of movement along axes independently to discover your answer

Prev Yr Sample Qns

Previous Years Solved Sample Questions on Kinematics

Ques: If a man throws balls vertically upwards one after the other at an interval of 2 seconds with the same speed then what should be the speed of the throw so that more than two balls are in the sky at any time is...

  1. At least 0.8 m/s
  2. Any speed less than 19.6 m/s
  3. Only with speed 19.6 m/s
  4. More than 19.6 m/s

Ans: D

Ques: If a ball is thrown vertically upwards with speed u, the distance covered during the last t seconds of its ascent is.....

  1. 12gt2
  2. ut−12gt2
  3. (u−gt)t
  4.  ut

Ans: A

Ques: A 120 m long train is moving in a direction with speed 20 m/s. A train B moving with 30 m/s in the opposite direction and 130 m long crosses the first train in a time.....

  1. 6s
  2. 36 s
  3. 38 s
  4. None of these

Ans: D

Ques: A 210 meter long train is moving due North at a of 25m/s. A small fly is flying due South a little above the train with speed 5m/s. The time taken by the bird to cross the train is.....

  1. 6s
  2. 7s
  3. 9s
  4. 10s

Ans: B

Ques: A train of 150 meter length is going towards north direction at a speed of 10m/sec. A bird flies at the speed of 5m/sec towards south direction parallel to the railway track. The time taken by the parrot to cross the train is....

  1. 12 sec
  2. 8 sec
  3. 15 sec
  4. 10 sec

Ans: D

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