Distance traveled (DeltaD) and acceleration

In summary, the conversation discusses the relationship between distance traveled and acceleration. It is mentioned that the distance traveled depends on various factors such as the direction of acceleration, whether it is constant or not, and if it is dependent on time or distance. The person asking the question is asked for more information and to attempt the problem before receiving further help.
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DracoMalfoy
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Homework Statement



What happens to the distance traveled in the same amount of time as an object accelerates?

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DracoMalfoy said:

Homework Statement



What happens to the distance traveled in the same amount of time as an object accelerates?

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The Attempt at a Solution


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Could you reword the problem statement? I really don't quite know what you are asking.

Are you trying to find change in distance, [itex] \Delta x [/itex], for a given change in time, [itex] \Delta t [/itex], under uniform acceleration?

I have a couple other questions. Is my assumption correct that the acceleration is uniform (i.e., constant)? Is your coursework calculus based?

Please show us your work so far in your attempted solution.
 
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DracoMalfoy said:

Homework Statement



What happens to the distance traveled in the same amount of time as an object accelerates?

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The Attempt at a Solution


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That depends on many things you have not stated. For example, if the acceleration is in the same direction as the velocity, then the distance traveled will be positive. We cannot say much more than that until you tell use more about the acceleration. Is it constant? Does it depend on the current distance? Does it depend explicitly on time in some unspecified way?
 
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DracoMalfoy said:

Homework Statement



What happens to the distance traveled in the same amount of time as an object accelerates?

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The Attempt at a Solution


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Forum rules say you should at least attempt the problem.

What don't you understand about it?

Do you know what accelerate means?
 

1. What is the formula for calculating distance traveled (DeltaD)?

The formula for calculating distance traveled is DeltaD = vf - vi, where vf is the final velocity and vi is the initial velocity.

2. How is acceleration related to distance traveled (DeltaD)?

Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity over time. Therefore, the longer an object accelerates, the greater the change in velocity and the greater the distance traveled (DeltaD) will be.

3. Can distance traveled (DeltaD) be negative?

Yes, distance traveled (DeltaD) can be negative if the object is moving in the opposite direction of its initial velocity. This means that the object is moving backwards or decelerating.

4. How does time affect distance traveled (DeltaD) and acceleration?

Time is a crucial factor in calculating both distance traveled (DeltaD) and acceleration. The longer the time, the greater the distance traveled and the greater the acceleration will be.

5. How do you calculate distance traveled (DeltaD) when given acceleration and time?

To calculate distance traveled (DeltaD) when given acceleration and time, you can use the formula DeltaD = 0.5 * a * t^2, where a is the acceleration and t is the time. This formula is based on the kinematic equation for displacement.

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