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Forces and Motion

What are the Distance - Time Graphs
for Constant Velocity and Acceleration?

The picture below shows a distance - time graph
for an object with a constant velocity.

Distance - Time Graph showing Constant Velocity

The straight line shows an object moving with constant velocity.
Compare this with the graph on the previous page and you
will see that the slope of the line is down rather than up.
This means that the object is moving in the opposite direction.
The slope of the line shows how fast the object is moving.

What is the Distance
- Time Graph for Acceleration?

Distance - Time Graph showing Acceleration

The curve in the above graph shows
that the objects velocity is changing as time goes by.
Changing velocity is called acceleration.

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