Area under acceleration-time graph?

by tahayassen
Tags: accelerationtime, graph
 P: 273 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data What does the area under an acceleration-time graph give? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution Instantaneous velocity.
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P: 26,148
hi tahayassen!
 Quote by tahayassen What does the area under an acceleration-time graph give? … Instantaneous velocity.
strictly, instantaneous velocity minus initial velocity
P: 273
 Quote by tiny-tim hi tahayassen! strictly, instantaneous velocity minus initial velocity
Oh, because it gives you the change in velocity. Opps!

 P: 273 Area under acceleration-time graph? Actually, which initial velocity are we talking about? The initial velocity of that instant?
 Sci Advisor HW Helper Thanks P: 26,148 "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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