# VELOCITY-TIME GRAPH

by bayan
Tags: graph, velocitytime
 P: 202 How do you calculate the instantanius velocity of an object from a Velocity-Time graph?
 Sci Advisor PF Gold P: 2,226 The instaneous velocity of the object described in the graph at a partycular time t, is simply it's velcoity at that time. In other words you don't have to do any calculus (like you weould have to do if you wished to find the average vellcoity over a certain time) just read the value from the graph.
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 Quote by bayan How do you calculate the instantanius velocity of an object from a Velocity-Time graph?
Are you sure this is what you meant? As jcsd pointed out, if you really have a "velocity- time" graph, then the instantaneous velocity is just the "y" value of the graph at time t.

If you have a "position-time" graph, then the velocity is the slope of the tangent line at the point.

If you have a "velocity-time" graph, then the acceleration is the slope of the tangent line.

 P: 202 VELOCITY-TIME GRAPH sorry i asked the wrong question. How do you calculate the Acceleration at a given time?
 P: 202 and also the tangent line is curved *the train accelerates at diffrent acceleratio*
 P: 28 accleration: velocity per unit time or V/t. It is just as is as this one.
 Sci Advisor PF Gold P: 2,226 a = dv/dt i.e. differentiate
 P: 202 can you explain abit more please
 Sci Advisor PF Gold P: 2,226 If you only have the graph find the gradient of the grpah at that particular point, if you have the equation differentiate v with respect to t.
 Math Emeritus Sci Advisor Thanks PF Gold P: 39,497 As I said before: if you have a "Velocity-time" graph, draw a tangent to the curve at the given value of t and find its slope.

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