(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Been trying the last few hours to figure out what the slope of a kinetic vs potential graph means. I did a lab this past week dealing with springs and a glider. Was asked to graph a X^2max-x^2 vs v^2 graph. Made the graph but have no idea what the slope means.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Solved for total mechanical energy and change in potential energy and still do not know what slope means. Maybe I put them on the wrong x-y axis. Right now I have v^2 on the y axis. Can somebody please point me in the right direction.

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Slope of Kinetic vs Potential(Spring)

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**