PhysicsLAB Practice Problems
Uniform Acceleration: SVA Graphs

Directions: On this worksheet you will have an opportunity to practice the relationships between families of position-time, velocity-time, and acceleration-time graphs. Please note that the diagrams are not drawn to scale.

Question 1  For these graphs, t1 = 4 seconds, t2 = 12 seconds, and vf = -3 m/sec.
If the uniform acceleration between 4 and 12 seconds was a = 2 m/sec2, then what was the value of vo?
Question 2  In Question #1, if the position of point y equals 22 meters, then what is the value of P?
Question 3  In Question #1, what was the object's average velocity between 4 and 12 seconds?
Question 4  For these graphs, t1 = 4 seconds, t2 = 12 seconds. In addition, the positions of y and P in meters are: y = 22 m and P = 34 m.
If the value of vf = -4.5 m/sec, then what is the value of vo?
Question 5  In Questions #4, what is the value for the object's acceleration, a?
Question 6  For these graphs, t1 = 4 seconds, t2 = 14 seconds, vo = 8 m/sec, and vf = 11 m/sec2.
What was this object's uniform acceleration, a?
Question 7  What was the object's displacement during the time interval graphed?
Question 8  For these graphs, t1 = 5 seconds, t2 = 12 seconds, vo = 11 m/sec, and vf = 8 m/sec.
If the position of y equals -22 meters, then what is the value of P?
Question 9  In which set does the object have a positive acceleration despite the fact that it is losing speed?


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