 Resource Lesson Summary: Graph Shapes for Constant Velocity
 traveling at a constant speed in a positive direction position-times-t velocity-timev-t acceleration-timea-t   On all of these graphs, notice that
• the slope of the position-time graph "equals" the height of the velocity-time graph
• the slope of the velocity-time graph "equals" the height of the acceleration-time graph
Also note that the first two position-time graphs, shown immediately above and below, could have been drawn in either quadrant since:
• quadrant I represents motion in a positive location
• quadrant IV represents motion in a negative location

 traveling at a constant speed in a negative direction position-times-t velocity-timev-t acceleration-timea-t   If requested, the rectangular areas on the velocity-time graphs bounded by the horizontal "blue" graphs and the x-axis "equal" the object's displacement during that time interval. The displacement would be positive if calculated in quadrant I and negative if calculated in quadrant IV. The displacement can also be calculated as the difference in the heights on the position-time graph for the same interval of time.

 remaining at rest position-times-t velocity-timev-t acceleration-timea-t   