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Homework Help: Graph question

  1. Oct 2, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    1. You create a plot and the linear trend is y = 3.75 x + 0.135.
    The plot is titled "Work [Joule] versus Position [meter]".
    Write the "physics" translation for this plot's trendline.

    2. Relevant equations

    y = 3.75 x + 0.135.
    Find physics equation.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    My understanding is that the area under a graph of force vs. position is work. However, I have no idea what a work versus position graph represents in terms of area underneath the curve and thus am unsure how to write the physics equation for this. Any ideas?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 2, 2012 #2
    The derivative of the graph with respect to position would be the applied force, correct? I can't really think of anything else that it would be representative of. Maybe it could somehow relate to power, but that's work versus time.
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