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Motion (speed and time).

  1. May 27, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Complete the sentence:
    If you are presented with a graph of speed vs time the slope of the graph at any point will represent the ............ ............... of an object.

    2. Relevant equations
    n/a


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I think the answer would be acceleration or possibly average acceleration(?)as there are two spaces to fill in. Any clearing up on this would be much appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 27, 2010 #2
    I think It is better to go back to the definition of the slope, and you should determine which is the vertical axis and which is the horizontal axis ..
     
  4. Aug 5, 2010 #3
    it will be acceleration
    because as the time will pass the speed increases or decreases as it is a slope
    n as there is only 1 slope so average acceleration??? i dont think so...
    i'll go for acceleration
     
  5. Aug 5, 2010 #4
    no it's instantaneous acceleration.
     
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