SPH 4U1

Physics Grade 12

Unit 2: Kinematics (How Things Move)

Note 1: Position, Velocity, Acceleration Graphs

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Reference Parts from Section 1.1, 1.2

Recall:

Information From Position vs Time Graph:

        , average velocity is slope

        , instantaneous velocity is slope of tangent at that instant.

 

Information From Velocity vs Time Graph:

        , average acceleration is slope

        , instantaneous acceleration is slope of tangent at that instant.

        , change in position is area under the graph.

 

Information From Constant Acceleration vs Time Graph:

        , change in velocity is area under the graph.

 

Complete Graphing Exercises Handout

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