Exploration of a linear motion without acceleration
- Simona Riva
Let's explore a graph which illustrates the linear motion without acceleration of the car shown below the graph. Click the Start / Stop button to start or pause the motion of the car. Look at the car moving and compare its motion with the position-time graph. You can also modify the graph by dragging the points shown as big X. To drive the car back to the start point, click the Restart button. Select the Velocity box to view the velocity graph in the different parts of the motion. Since that graph is plotted in the same coordinate system of the previous one, consider the value of speed measured in m/s (meters/second). To delete the velocity graph, click the Delete traces button.