P2 1.1: Distance time graphs

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How do we use graphs?
To help us describe the motion of an object
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What is on the y-axis?
Distance of an object from the starting point.
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What is the x-axis?
The time taken.
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What is the speed of an object?
The distance travelled each second.
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What does the gradient of the line show?
The speed
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What if the gradient is stepper?
The greater the speed of the object.
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What happens if the object is stationary?
The line on the distance time graph is horizontal.
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What happens if the object is moving at a constant speed?
The line on the distance time graph is a straight line that slopes upwards.
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What is the equation to calculate the speed of an object?
Speed in m/s = distance travelled in metres /divided/ time taken in seconds
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What is on the y-axis?

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Distance of an object from the starting point.

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What is the x-axis?

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What is the speed of an object?

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What does the gradient of the line show?

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