# Ticker Timer help

by crays
Tags: ticker, timer
 Emeritus Sci Advisor PF Gold P: 9,772 Ticker Timer help Welcome to PF Crays, If you are plotting a velocity - time graph (I assume you are) then the acceleration would be given by the gradient of the the line. Remember acceleration in the change in velocity over time hence; $$a = \frac{dv}{dt} = \frac{\Delta y}{\Delta x}$$ To determine the displacement from a velcoity time graph, you need to find the area under the line, this is equal to the total displacement. If you velocity is a straight line (as it should be with constant acceleration) you can form a triangle using the slope of the hypotenues, with the time axis as the base and the velocity as the perpedicular height. Regards ~Hoot