GCSE Physics

Speed, Distance & Time

In order to understand motion, it is important to consider the basic definition in terms of distance and time.

When we say a track event at the Olympics is 800 m long, we are defining its distance. Yet the only thing people are interested in is the time taken to run it.

The shorter the time, the better - as the winner will have run the fastest overall. All this means is that they covered the same distance as others in a shorter time.

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