Physics Graphing Test

20 terms

Slope

A line's vertical change divided by its horizontal change- Rise over Run

Velocity

The speed and direction that something is traveling at

Speed

The rate at which something is traveling

Position

Where an object is relative to other objects

Distance

The length of space between two points

Scalar Quantity

A quantity having magnitude only and not direction- e.g. time, temperature, and mass

Vector Quantity

A quantity having both magnitude and direction- weight and velocity

Magnitude

A quantity's size or amount without regard to its direction

Rate

How fast something travels

Time

A specific point in time like "What time is it?" 5:00

Time Interval

A length or period of time like "How long does it take to get there?" 2 hours

Constant Speed

When an object travels at the same speed until acted upon by an unbalanced force

Constant Velocity

When an object travels in the same direction and at the same speed until acted upon by an unbalanced force.

Straight

Positive

Slope; Speed

How do you calculate speed on a P vs. T graph?

Calculate the slope

The Independent Variable goes on ___ Axis of a graph, and the Dependent Variable goes on the ___ Axis of a graph.

Independent --> Y
Dependent --> X

V=d/t

What is the formula for calculating slope?

Rise/run or V=(y1=y2)/(x1-x2)