# 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.

#### Explanation:

You can find acceleration from velocity-time graph by finding the slope of the velocity-time curve. For example

1. When it is flat, acceleration is $0$.
2. When it is positive, the object is accelerating.
3. When it is negative, the object is decelerating and
4. When it is a straight line but not flat, it is accelerating or decelerating uniformly, depending on whether slope is positive or negative
5. if is steep, it is accelerating or decelerating, depending on whether slope is positive or negative, very fast and
6. when you are flat and at time-axis i.e. velocity is zero, it is completely stopped.