# Graphing acceleration/time, jerk/time

1. Dec 15, 2014

### Ritzycat

I understand that
$a/t$ is called "jerk", or change in acceleration.

What would this graph look like as a qualitative position/time graph? (Assuming constant jerk)

And to take it further, what would a jerk/time graph look as a position/time graph?

2. Dec 15, 2014

### Bystander

You mean "da/dt" the time derivative of acceleration.
A horizontal line.

3. Dec 15, 2014

### Maged Saeed

if (da/dt) is not zero , it would be a horizontal line 'y=a' where 'a' is the value of jerk.
(dv/dt) would be a line with a slope equal to the value of the jerk.
(dr/dt) would similar to x^2 graph.
(r vs t) would be similar to x^3 graph.