How is acceleration found from a velocity-time graph?
Apr 3, 2018
You can find acceleration from velocity-time graph by finding the slope of the velocity-time curve. For example
- When it is flat, acceleration is
- When it is positive, the object is accelerating.
- When it is negative, the object is decelerating and
- When it is a straight line but not flat, it is accelerating or decelerating uniformly, depending on whether slope is positive or negative
- if is steep, it is accelerating or decelerating, depending on whether slope is positive or negative, very fast and
- when you are flat and at time-axis i.e. velocity is zero, it is completely stopped.