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Area under acceleration-time graph?

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tahayassen
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Jan30-12, 04:26 AM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

What does the area under an acceleration-time graph give?

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3. The attempt at a solution

Instantaneous velocity.
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Jan30-12, 04:42 AM
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hi tahayassen!
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What does the area under an acceleration-time graph give?

Instantaneous velocity.
strictly, instantaneous velocity minus initial velocity
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Jan30-12, 04:44 AM
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hi tahayassen!


strictly, instantaneous velocity minus initial velocity
Oh, because it gives you the change in velocity. Opps!

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Jan30-12, 04:44 AM
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Area under acceleration-time graph?

Actually, which initial velocity are we talking about? The initial velocity of that instant?
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"the area under" must mean "between two values of t"

one value is the present time, the other value is what we usually call the initial time


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