This episode of "Shedding Light on Motion" will look at graphs. Scientists and engineers use motion graphs to analyze how things move; they provide information about an object's position, velocity, and acceleration.
Learn how to graph and analyze a 100 meter sprint for acceleration phase and gradient. Learn how to plot and analyze a displacement vs. time graph, using a swim race example. See how to draw a line of best fit.
Calculate an object's acceleration by reading off the graph and by calculating the gradient. The area under a velocity vs. time graph tells you how far the object has moved; calculate displacement through a car example. Learn about the mathematics of units.
Analyze and compare acceleration and velocity vs. time graphs for 100 meter sprints. Use a V-T graph to plot an A-T graph. The area under an A-T graph indicates how much an object has changed its velocity.
Credits: Shedding Light on Motion: Episode 4—Graphing Motion
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In a 100-metre sprint, when do athletes reach their highest speed? When do they accelerate at the highest rate and at what point, if any, do they stop accelerating? In episode four of the Shedding Light on Motion series, we look at how graphs can help us better understand the motion of athletes and of cars and other things.
Length: 29 minutes
Copyright date: ©2016
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