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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

One dimensional motion with constant acceleration

Graphs of position, velocity and acceleration in funciton of time for an object thrown upward vertically (air resistance is neglected).

  • The acceleration vs time graph is an horizontal line, because acceleration is a constant (-9,8 m/s^2).
  • The velocity vs time graph is a straight line; its slope is negative, because this slope equals the acceleration.
  • The position vs time graph is a parabola.  The slope of the tangent equals the velocity.
Other animations by Yves Pelletier

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