CIE AS Physics (9702) 2019-2021

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3.1.5 Gradient of a Velocity-Time Graph

Gradient of a Velocity-Time Graph

  • Acceleration is any change in the velocity of an object in a given time

  • As velocity is a vector quantity, this means that if the speed of an object changes, or its direction changes, then it is accelerating
    • An object that slows down tends to be described as ‘decelerating’
  • The gradient of a velocity-time graph is equal to acceleration

v-t gradient worked example, downloadable AS & A Level Physics revision notes

How to determine the slope of a velocity-time graph


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