Review Sheet
Constant Velocity Graphs

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  Position-Time graphs Velocity-Time graphs
direction of motion sloped up, positive direction
sloped down, negative direction
1st quadrant, positive direction
4th quadrant, negative direction
instantaneous velocity slope of line, including + or - height of line, including + or -
instantaneous speed absolute value of the slope, always positive absolute value of the height, always positive
at rest flat line segments
where position remains the same
flat line segments
coincident with the x-axis showing a velocity of zero
distance traveled track the | changes in the height of each line |
during the time interval requested, always +
calculate the | areas under each line segment |
during the time interval requested, always +
net displacement compare the y-values of the starting and ending points,
subtract yfinal - yinitial
calculate the cumulative areas
paying attention to + and - areas
instantaneous position height of a line segment at a specific time cumulative displacement when given a starting position
average speed total distance / total time total distance / total time
average velocity net displacement / total time
slope of a secant connecting the starting and ending points
net displacement / total time