PhysicsLAB 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
 
direction of travel
 
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What was the net displacement of the cart during the entire 17 seconds?
 
magnitude 

unit of measurement
 
direction of travel
 
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What was the cart's average speed during the entire 17 seconds?
 
magnitude 

unit of measurement
 
direction of travel
 
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What was the cart's average velocity during the entire 17 seconds?
 
magnitude 

unit of measurement
 
direction of travel
 
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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