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Speed and Acceleration Graphs
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In a distance v time graph, what does the slope show?
The speed
In a speed v time graph, what does the slope show?
The acceleration
In a distance v time graph, if the line is horizontal (parallel to the time), what is happening?
No distance is being traveled, or the object has stopped moving
The object is traveling at a constant speed.
What does this graph show?
The object is coming back.
What does this graph show?
The object is stopped.
What does this graph show?
The speed of the object is decreasing.
What does this graph show?
Steady Speed
What is the space between points A and B showing?
Stopped
What is the space between points B and C showing?
Accelerating
What is the space between points C and D showing?
Decelerating
What is the space between points D and E showing?
Return to start
What is the space between points E and F showing?
meters (m)
Unit for distance
Seconds (s)
Unit for time
Meters/second (m/s)
Unit for speed
Meters/second/second (m/s^2)
Unit for accleration
velocity
Speed in a given direction
velocity= distance/time (v=d/t)
equation for average speed
v=(d2-d1)/(t2-t1)
equation for speed between two points
acceleration= velocity/time (a=v/t)
equation for acceleration
acceleration
The rate at which velocity changes
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