Plot of velocity versus time
This is a plot of velocity versus time for constant acceleration, a. You may set the values of the initial velocity, acceleration, and the final time with the sliders on the right. The area under the v vs t line is calculated and displayed, this is compared to the displacement calculated using the kinematic equation of motion. This figure illustrates that the area is equal to the displacement.
Change the values of the initial velocity, acceleration, and final time. Compare the area to the displacement.
- Verify that the calculation of the displacement is correct. Calculate the displacement using the slider values "by hand" i.e. with your calculator, verify the displacement.