Contents

- 1 What does the slope represent on a time graph?
- 2 What does the slope mean in a distance vs time graph?
- 3 What does the slope of the line represent on a velocity vs time graph?
- 4 What is the slope of a speed time graph equal to?
- 5 What is the physical meaning of the slope?
- 6 How do you find the slope of a distance time graph?
- 7 What does slope do to a line?
- 8 What will be the slope of a distance time graph when the object is at rest?
- 9 Why is the slope of a velocity time graph acceleration?
- 10 What is the slope of velocity time graph for retarded motion?
- 11 What graph is equal to velocity?
- 12 What is constant speed?
- 13 How do you find the slope in a graph?

## What does the slope represent on a time graph?

The principle is that the slope of the line on a position-time graph is equal to the velocity of the object. If the object is moving with a velocity of +4 m/s, then the slope of the line will be +4 m/s.

## What does the slope mean in a distance vs time graph?

The slope of a distance-time graph represents speed. The steeper the slope is, the faster the speed. Average speed can be calculated from a distance-time graph as the change in distance divided by the corresponding change in time.

## What does the slope of the line represent on a velocity vs time graph?

The principle is that the slope of the line on a velocity-time graph reveals useful information about the acceleration of the object. If the acceleration is zero, then the slope is zero (i.e., a horizontal line). The slope of a velocity-time graph reveals information about an object’s acceleration.

## What is the slope of a speed time graph equal to?

A motion such as the one above further illustrates the important principle: the slope of the line on a velocity-time graph is equal to the acceleration of the object. This principle can be used for all velocity-time in order to determine the numerical value of the acceleration.

## What is the physical meaning of the slope?

Slope is the ‘steepness’ of the line, also commonly known as rise over run. We can calculate slope by dividing the change in the y-value between two points over the change in the x-value.

## How do you find the slope of a distance time graph?

Pick two points on the line and determine their coordinates. Determine the difference in y-coordinates of these two points (rise). Determine the difference in x-coordinates for these two points (run). Divide the difference in y-coordinates by the difference in x-coordinates (rise/run or slope).

## What does slope do to a line?

Slope describes the steepness of a line. The slope of any line remains constant along the line. The slope can also tell you information about the direction of the line on the coordinate plane. Slope can be calculated either by looking at the graph of a line or by using the coordinates of any two points on a line.

## What will be the slope of a distance time graph when the object is at rest?

In a distance-time graph, the slope of the graph is zero, the object is at rest or in motion & why?

## Why is the slope of a velocity time graph acceleration?

What does the slope represent on a velocity graph? The slope of a velocity graph represents the acceleration of the object. So, the value of the slope at a particular time represents the acceleration of the object at that instant.

## What is the slope of velocity time graph for retarded motion?

The slope of velocity-time graph denotes acceleration. For a retarded motion acceleration is negative.

## What graph is equal to velocity?

Normally, velocity is plotted on the y-axis (the vertical axis) and time is plotted on the x-axis (the horizontal axis). The area under the line on a velocity-time graph is equal to the displacement of the object.

## What is constant speed?

An object is travelling at a steady or constant speed when its instantaneous speed has the same value throughout its journey. For example, if a car is travelling at a constant speed the reading on the car’s speedometer does not change.

## How do you find the slope in a graph?

Find the slope from a graph

- Locate two points on the line whose coordinates are integers.
- Starting with the point on the left, sketch a right triangle, going from the first point to the second point.
- Count the rise and the run on the legs of the triangle.
- Take the ratio of rise to run to find the slope. m=riserun.