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Homework Help: Converting acceleration to velocity to displacement graph

  1. Sep 22, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    the task is to explain how to find the velocity vs time graph from an acceleration vs time graph and how to find a displacement vs time graph from the resulting velocity vs time graph, without using an intergral.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    i know that area must be used, and how to find the area, but i dont know how that is supposed to produce a graph
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  3. Sep 23, 2009 #2


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    Hi captainsmith1! Welcome to PF! :wink:
    Easy-peasy …

    the integral of a function equals the area between the curve of the function and the horizontal axis (and areas below count as negative) …

    so just work out how the area depends on time, and then do a rough graph. :smile:
  4. Oct 20, 2009 #3
    sorry this is over a month late but thanks alot!
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