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Q: When the acceleration is not in a straight line on a graph what does this indicate?

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This depends on what the graph represents. If it is a graph of velocity on the vertical and time on the horizontal, then if acceleration is at a constant rate, the graph will be a straight line with positive slope (pointing 'up'). If acceleration stops, then the graph will be a horizontal line (zero acceleration or deceleration). If it is deceleration (negative acceleration), then the graph will have negative slope (pointing down).

no because it is possible the object moving make go backwards so the the line will go into the negatives on the graph

The line would indicate motion at a constant speed.

A curved line represents changing speed - either acceleration or deceleration - while a straight line indicates that the speed is constant.

It is a straight line through the origin.

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-- If the distance-time graph is a straight line, then the magnitude of acceleration is zero. -- If the magnitude of acceleration is not zero, then the distance-time graph is curved.

A graph that shows speed versus time is not an acceleration graph.The slope of the graph at any point is the acceleration at that time.A straight line shows that the acceleration is constant.

Constant speed ... zero acceleration.

Any graph that isn't a straight horizontal line is a graph of speed with acceleration.

If the graph is a straight line, then the slope of the line is the average acceleration of the ball.

The gradient of the tangent to the velocity-time graph at any point is the acceleration at that point. If the v-t graph is a straight line then the gradient of that line is the acceleration.

The straight horizontal line on a graph is referred to as the x-axis. The vertical line on a graph is the y-axis.

Ahorizontal line on a velocity vs time graph does not indicate any acceleration because there is no slope. Speed remains constant.

Indirectly, yes. If the graph is a straight line there is no acceleration, if the graph is not linear there is acceleration.

It would be straight line as the slope of the line is constant acceleration. V = at

The slope of a velocity-time graph is acceleration. If it is a straight line, then it is the average acceleration. Force is not part of the velocity-time graph.

Acceleration is 0.

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