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Area under acceleration-time graph?

  1. Jan 30, 2012 #1
    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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  3. Jan 30, 2012 #2

    tiny-tim

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    hi tahayassen! :smile:
    strictly, instantaneous velocity minus initial velocity :wink:
     
  4. Jan 30, 2012 #3
    Oh, because it gives you the change in velocity. Opps!
     
  5. Jan 30, 2012 #4
    Actually, which initial velocity are we talking about? The initial velocity of that instant?
     
  6. Jan 30, 2012 #5

    tiny-tim

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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 :wink:
     
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