Learning Goal:
To learn to read a graph of position versus time and to calculate average velocity.
In this problem you will determine the average velocity of a moving object from the graph of its position
as a function of time . A traveling object might move at different speeds and in different directions
during an interval of time, but if we ask at what
constant
velocity the object would have to travel to
achieve the same displacement over the given time interval, that is what we call the object's
average
velocity
. We will use the notation
to indicate average velocity over the time interval from
to
. For instance,
is the average velocity over the time interval from
to
.
Part A
Consulting the graph shown in the figure, find the object's average velocity over the time interval
from 0 to 1 second.
Hint A.1
Definition of average velocity
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Answer to the nearest integer.
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 Spring '10
 Mr.K
 Derivative, Velocity

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