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Integral of a P v. T graph?

  1. Nov 30, 2008 #1
    This isn't really a homework problem, but I wasn't sure where else to ask this.

    The area under (integral) a velocity vs. time graph is total displacement, or if it is absolute value'd, total distance traveled. So then, what does the area under a position vs. time graph signify, if anything?

  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 30, 2008 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    I don't think it signifies anything. The area under a velocity vs time curve has units length/time unit x time, giving you length. The area under a position vs. time curve has units length x time, which doesn't have any significance that I know about.
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