Velocity and Distance-Time Graphs

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  • Created by: Rosalind
  • Created on: 03-04-14 16:38

Distance-Time Graphs

Speed - How fast you are going

SPEED = DISTANCE/TIME

Gradient = speed

A flat section is where it's stationary

Straight means it is travelling at a steady speed

Steeper the graph, the faster it is going

Downwards means it is going back to its original starting point

Curves represent acceleration

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Acceleration in velocity time graphs

Acceleration is how quickly velocity is changing

The change in velocity can be a change in speed, direction or both

  • ACCELERATION = CHANGE IN VELOCITY
  •                                     TIME TAKEN

Gradient = Acceleration

Flat sections represent steady speed

Steeper the graph the greater the acceleration/deceleration

Uphill are accelerations

Downhill are decelerations

Area under a section is distance travelled in that time interval

Curve means changing acceleration



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