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Velocity - Time Graphs


Real Life Graph
Examples

 

What is Velocity?

 

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Velocity - Time Graph

The sloped line ( / ) on the graph is called the gradient, it represents the acceleration.

To work out the gradient (acceleration) in the first part of the graph:

We take the vertical reading from the graph where the acceleration finishes
and divide it by the horizontal reading where the acceleration finishes.

vertical / horizontal = 20 / 20 = 1m/s2

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