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# TRANSFORMING GRAPHS OF MOTION

The middle graph below shows the velocity of a hypothetical object moving along a straight line.
1. What can we say about the motion of this object?
2. Plot the corresponding graph of acceleration as a function of time.
3. Plot the corresponding graph of displacement as a function of time.

+25
displacement (m)

0
5 10 15 20 25 time (s) 30

-25

+5
velocity (m/s)

0
5 10 15 20 25 time (s) 30

-5

+1
acceleration (m/s2)

0
5 10 15 20 25 time (s) 30

-1

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TRANSFORMING GRAPHS OF MOTION

The middle graph below shows the velocity of a hypothetical object moving along a straight line.
1. What can we say about the motion of this object?
2. Plot the corresponding graph of acceleration as a function of time.
3. Plot the corresponding graph of displacement as a function of time.

+25
displacement (m)

0
5 10 15 20 25 time (s) 30

## -25 Still going forward, but the

speed is no longer
Whatever this thing is, it's increasing.
already moving forward. Here we see it moving
+5
forward and accelerating
The speed of the object is forward uniformly.
decreasing uniformly. It's
still moving forward. Nope, it stopped; this time
for a few seconds.
The object stops, but
velocity (m/s)

## only for an instant.

0
5 10 15 20 25 time (s) 30

## It’s reversed direction and Moving backward, but

it’s going faster. slowing down. It might
-5 reverse direction again.

## Still moving backward, but

the speed stays constant
+1 for a while.
acceleration (m/s2)

0
5 10 15 20 25 time (s) 30

-1

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