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Mastering Physics 2

Mastering Physics 2

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HOMEWORK1
Due: 11:00pm on Sunday, October 28, 2012
Note: You will receive no credit for late submissions.
Given Positions, Find Velocity and Acceleration
Learning Goal:
To graph position, velocity, and acceleration of an object given a table of positions vs. time.The table below shows the
x
coordinate of a moving object. The position is tabulated at one-secondintervals. The
x
coordinate is indicated below each time.time (s)0123456789
x
(m)0149162432404648
Part A
Which graph best represents the function, describing the object's position vs.time? ANSWER:
Correct
Part B
Which of the following graphs best represents the function , describing the object's velocity as afunction of time?1234

Hint 1.
Find the velocity toward the end of the motion
The velocity is given by the slope of the displacement (position) curve. Using this fact, thevelocity toward the end of the motion is __________.
Hint 1.
Finding the slope
The slope of a displacement versus time curve is given by the equation. ANSWER:
Hint 2.
Identify the implications of zero velocity
Two of the possible velocity vs. time graphs indicate zero velocity between and .What would the corresponding position vs. time graph look like in this region? ANSWER:positive and increasingpositive and decreasingnegative and increasingnegative and decreasinga horizontal linestraight but sloping up to the rightstraight but sloping down to the rightcurved upwardcurved downward

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In principle, you could also compute and plot the average velocity. The expression for the averagevelocity is.The notation emphasizes that this is not an instantaneous velocity, but rather anaverage over an interval from to . After you compute this, you must put a single point on thegraph of velocity vs. time. The most accurate place to plot the average velocity is at the middle of the time interval over which the average was computed.
Part C
Which of the following graphs bestrepresents the function , describing theacceleration of this object?
Hint 1.
Find the acceleration toward the end of the motion
The acceleration is given by the slope of the velocity curve. Toward the end of the motion, whenthe velocity is decreasing, the acceleration must be __________.
Hint 1.
Finding the slope
The slope of a displacement versus time curve is given by the equation1234

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