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Time Graphs   Shape and slope of lines on the graph--give meaning. For Position vs.Position vs. positive velocity results in a line of constant and positive slope when plotted as a position-time graph. . Result: motion described as a constant. constant. rightward (+) velocity . Time. we can interpret the velocity.say of +10 m/s.

positive velocity results in a line of changing and positive slope when plotted as a position-time graph. changing velocity . Result: a motion described as a changing. a car that is moving rightward but speeding up or accelerating.that is.Accelerating Motion rightward (+). (QUADRATIC) .

Review Constant Velocity Positive Velocity Positive Velocity Changing Velocity (acceleration) .

so goes the velocity” Constant Velocity=Constant Slope (straight line) Velocity changes=slope changes (curved line) Velocity is positive = slope is positive (moving upwards and to the right) Steeper slope. faster velocity .Importance of Slope – P vs. t        Remember slope of a line? Slope reveals info about velocity “As the slope goes.

Rightward(+) Constant Velocity . Rightward(+) Constant Velocity Fast.Which Has a Greater Velocity? Slow.

Leftward(-) Constant Velocity Fast. Leftward(-) Constant Velocity .Negative Slope Slow.

Back to Curved Slope Lines     Curved Lines = changing slope = acceleration Starts with a small slope Ends with a large slope What does this say about it’s velocity in the beginning and the end? .

Example:  If Paul walks three meters at 1 m/s.5 m/s. then stops and walks back at 1. T graph look like? . what would the P vs.

Time Graph   Note that a motion described as a constant. positive velocity results in a line of zero slope (a horizontal line has zero slope Slope for V vs.Velocity vs. T = acceleration constant. rightward (+) velocity .say of +10 m/s .

Accelerated Motion   A car that is moving rightward but speeding up or accelerating. corresponding to the positive acceleration rightward (+). changing velocity . The slope of the line is positive.

Review Positive Velocity Zero Acceleration Positive Velocity Positive Acceleration .

Acceleration. zero = straight line (zero slope) Positive acceleration. positive slope (upward line) Negative acceleration.Meaning of Slope V vs. t     Slope of a velocity-time graph reveals info about the acceleration. negative slope (downward sloping line) .

if it lies above zero. Negative direction if it lies below zero. . Can be speeding up or slowing down. it changes direction.Positive and Negative     Positive direction. If it crosses over zero on x-axis.

Example  If Paul walks three meters at 1 m/s.5 m/s. then stops and walks back at 1. T graph look like? . what would the V vs.

not the sign or direction.  The number itself is key.  From 3 m/s to 9 m/s or from -3 m/s to -9 m/s.Speeding up or Slowing down? Speeding up if the magnitude (numerical value) of velocity is getting larger.  .  Speed up: moving away from 0-velocity line  Slowing down: moving towards the 0-velocity line.