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Postion-time graph and velocity

  1. Sep 17, 2007 #1
    Is the slope on a postion-time graph, the velocity????????
     
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  3. Sep 17, 2007 #2

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    That is correct. The slope of position vs. time graph gives the change in position of an object with respect to time, which is, by definition, the velocity of the object. Try to find the units of the slope of the graph. They should match with units of velocity.
     
  4. Sep 17, 2007 #3
    Thanks :) Just wanted to make sure.
     
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