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Q: What does an upward sloping diagonal line mean in a velocity vs time graph?

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It means that either the distance is measured from the starting-line and the object is moving forward, or else the distance is measured from the finish-line and the object is moving backwards, because the distance is growing as time goes on. If the upward sloping diagonal line is straight, it means the speed is constant. (not velocity)

a steep upward sloping line

It is accelearting at a constant rate.

The area between the graph and the x-axis is the distance moved. If the velocity is constant the v vs t graph is a straight horizontal line. The shape of the area under the graph is a rectangle. For constant velocity, distance = V * time. Time is the x-axis and velocity is the y-axis. If the object is accelerating, the velocity is increasing at a constant rate. The graph is a line whose slope equals the acceleration. The shape of the graph is a triangle. The area under the graph is ½ * base * height. The base is time, and the height is the velocity. If the initial velocity is 0, the average velocity is final velocity ÷ 2. Distance = average velocity * time. Distance = (final velocity ÷ 2) * time, time is on the x-axis, and velocity is on the y-axis. (final velocity ÷ 2) * time = ½ time * final velocity ...½ base * height = ½ time * final velocity Area under graph = distance moved Most velocity graphs are horizontal lines or sloping lines.

The line on a position-time graph represents velocity.

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An Upward Sloping Straight Line. <3

It means that either the distance is measured from the starting-line and the object is moving forward, or else the distance is measured from the finish-line and the object is moving backwards, because the distance is growing as time goes on. If the upward sloping diagonal line is straight, it means the speed is constant. (not velocity)

An upward sloping straight line.

This means your velocity is decreasing with time, or in other words, the object is slowing down.

An Upward Sloping Straight Line. <3

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A motion described as a changing, positive velocity results in a sloped line when plotted as a velocity-time graph. If the acceleration is zero, then the slope is zero (i.e., a horizontal line). If the acceleration is positive, then the slope is positive (i.e., an upward sloping line). If the acceleration is negative, then the slope is negative (i.e., a downward sloping line).

a steep upward sloping line

An upward sloping straight line indicates that the object being studied is moving away from the origin and that the component of its velocity in the radial direction is a constant. A downward sloping line indicates it is moving towards the origin. However, neither line says anything about the transverse component of its motion.

If you want the graph to show the acceleration of the ball against time, then the graph is a horizontal line. If you want the graph to show the velocity of the ball against time, then the graph is a straight line sloping downward. If you want the graph to show the height of the ball against time, then the graph is a parabola that opens downward.

It is accelearting at a constant rate.

The graph curves upward, because as time goes on, the speed of the object ... the magnitude of its velocity ... keeps growing.

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