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Q: Can you graph the speed of an object in motion?

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The slope of a position/time graph is the speed (magnitude of velocity).If the graph's slope is changing, that means the speed is changing, andthat would be accelerated motion.

An object that is moving at a constant speed.

Yes, uniform motion implies an unchanging velocity (speed and direction) and zero speed is included in that.

The object is stationary as its velocity is zero. The velocity of an object is the gradient of its distance-time graph and as the graph is a horizontal straight line, its gradient is zero. The object is stationary also as its distance from the time axis is not increasing.

Only if the object's speed or direction of motion is changing.

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when you graph the motion of an object

Time and Speed Time and Speed

The slope of the speed/time graph is the magnitude (size) of the object's acceleration.

Speed.

The slope of a speed vs time graph indicates an objects acceleration.

The slope of the speed/time graph is the magnitude (size) of the object's acceleration.

The slope of the speed/time graph is the magnitude (size) of the object's acceleration.

A distance time graph would show the distance traveled.

The slope of the graph at any point is the object's speed at that time. (Not velocity.)

-- The distance/time graph for an object in uniform motion is a straight line,which may be sloped.-- The distance/time graph for an object in non-uniform motion may be a linethat isn't straight. But even if the graph is a straight line, that's not enoughto guarantee that the object's motion is uniform ... the distance/time graphreveals the object's speed, but not the direction of its motion.

The slope of a distance versus time graph provides the instantaneous speed of an object. If data from this graph is then used to construct a speed versus time graph, the slope of that graph would provide the instantaneous acceleration.

No, but the slope of the graph does.

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