Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-11823-072-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-11823-072-5

Chapter 2 - Motion Along a Straight Line - Questions: 11

Answer

Periods 1 and 2 are equal and create the greatest change in velocity. Period 3 creates a smaller change in velocity.

Work Step by Step

Guided by the equation (Vf-Vi)=at, acceleration multiplied by time gives the same in velocity. In other words, the area of a acceleration vs time graph is the change in velocity. The area of both areas 1 and 2 are eight square units, and the area of period 3 is seven square units.
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