Worksheet
Constant Velocity: Velocity-Time Graphs #1
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Use the information from this velocity-time graph of a cart's movements to complete the following chart on notebook paper. Then answer the accompanying questions.
time interval
direction
duration
speed
distance
traveled
displacement
during interval
cumulative
displacement
0
0-3 seconds
positive
3 seconds
1 m/sec
3 meters
3 meters, +
+ 3 meters
3-6 seconds
2 m/sec
6 meters, +
+ 9 meters
6-8 seconds
4 m/sec
+ 17 meters
8-9 seconds
3 m/sec
3 meters
9-10 seconds
1 second
1 m/sec
10-11 seconds
NA
0 m/sec
+21 meters
11-17 seconds
negative
5 m/sec
Refer to the following information for the next three questions.
What was the total distance traveled by the cart during the entire 17 seconds?
magnitude
unit of measurement
m
m/sec
no unit needed
direction of travel
positive
negative
no direction needed
Refer to the following information for the next three questions.
What was the net displacement of the cart during the entire 17 seconds?
magnitude
unit of measurement
m
m/sec
no unit needed
direction of travel
positive
negative
no direction needed
Refer to the following information for the next three questions.
What was the cart's average speed during the entire 17 seconds?
magnitude
unit of measurement
m
m/sec
no unit needed
direction of travel
positive
negative
no direction needed
Refer to the following information for the next three questions.
What was the cart's average velocity during the entire 17 seconds?
magnitude
unit of measurement
m
m/sec
no unit needed
direction of travel
positive
negative
no direction needed
Refer to the following information for the next question.
Construct an equivalent position-time graph illustrating the same cart's movements. Use (0,0) as your starting point.
When completed, place the coordinates of the cart's final position according to your position-time graph in the blank provided.
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