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Displacement graph Parabolic?

  1. Nov 19, 2006 #1
    Hi all,

    I just had to do an experiment with ticker tape. Its a very common experiment dealing with displacement, velocity and acceleration. I have to graph each verse time. I figured out displacement would be a parabolic graph, but i dont understand why. Can someone please explain that for me? Thank you!
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  3. Nov 19, 2006 #2
    also, why would velocity graph be linear?
  4. Nov 20, 2006 #3
    What does a parabolic displacement graph tell you? Think what are on your horizontal and vertical axis and think about the object moving in that manner.
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