# How do you tell if a car is accelerating from a graph?

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## How do you tell if a car is accelerating from a graph?

In a speed-time graph, the slope of the graph represents the acceleration of the car. Mathematically one can say that the slope of a distance-time graph gives the speed/velocity of the object. While in a speed-time graph the slope gives the acceleration of the object.

### What does an acceleration graph tell you?

The acceleration time graph is used to find the change in the velocity of the moving object for the given period of time and this can be determined by finding the area under the curve.

#### What is the graph of constant acceleration?

Constant acceleration means the velocity graph has a constant slope. If the velocity steadily increases, the position graph must have a steadily increasing slope. Constant acceleration results in a parabolic position graph.

**Which of the graphs shows that the object’s motion is accelerating?**

acceleration. Summary: A speed – time graph shows us how the speed of a moving object changes with time. The steeper the graph, the greater the acceleration. A horizontal line means the object is moving at a constant speed.

**What graphs can be used to analyze the motion of an accelerating object?**

The curves on the previous graph were all straight lines. A straight line is a curve with constant slope. Since slope is acceleration on a velocity-time graph, each of the objects represented on this graph is moving with a constant acceleration….velocity-time.

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## What is the acceleration of a car moving with constant velocity?

“Zero. Acceleration is the change in velocity over time. Since the velocity is constant, the acceleration is zero..”

### What do you call the graph for acceleration?

When acceleration is constant, the acceleration-time curve is a horizontal line. The rate of change of acceleration with time is not often discussed, so the slope of the curve on this graph will be ignored for now. If you enjoy knowing the names of things, this quantity is called jerk .

#### Which graph represents a car that is moving at constant speed?

horizontal line

A horizontal line means the object is moving at a constant speed.

**Which graph shows that an object is moving and is accelerating in a positive direction?**

The velocity-time graph shows a line with a positive (upward) slope (meaning that there is a positive acceleration); the line is located in the positive region of the graph (corresponding to a positive velocity).

**What is the slope of an acceleration time graph?**

It was learned earlier in Lesson 4 that the slope of the line on a velocity versus time graph is equal to the acceleration of the object. If the object is moving with an acceleration of +4 m/s/s (i.e., changing its velocity by 4 m/s per second), then the slope of the line will be +4 m/s/s.

## What does acceleration look like on a distance time graph?

Distance-time graphs for accelerating objects – Higher If the speed of an object changes, it will be accelerating or decelerating . This can be shown as a curved line on a distance-time graph.

### What is the acceleration of the race car that moves?

1 Answer. As the velocity is constant, the acceleration is also constant. ∴ Acceleration = 83.33 m/sec2 .

#### What is the acceleration of a car moving along a straight road that increases its speed from 0 to 100km/h in 10 s?

What is the acceleration of a car moving along a straight road that increases its speed from 0 to 100 km/h in 10 s? 6 m/s.

**What does acceleration look like on a position time graph?**

To summarize, if the curvature of the position graph looks like an upside down bowl, the acceleration will be negative. If the curvature looks like a right side up bowl, the acceleration will be positive.