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How do you take Velocity from Acceleration?

  1. Jan 31, 2010 #1
    For my HW question I have to take the velocity from an acceleration vs time graph at a certain time.

    How do I do this? I was sure that the velocity was the area underneath the curve but its not coming out right at all.

    Please help! Thanks
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  3. Jan 31, 2010 #2


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    The area under the acceleration graph gives the change in velocity. You still need to know what the velocity was initially, or at some other specified time.
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