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I wanted to ask you about a very general thing.
in a speed time graph they say that the area under the graph is the distance..
can the distance be taken out by s=vt instead?
of what if there is a curved line?(taking the graph to have a / sort of line..
can we still use..
the triangle area formula?
- Aliyah (age 12)
The simple formula s=vt will work IF v isn't changing. If v changes,
you need to use something harder. If v increases or decrease at a fixed
rate, you can pick v right in the middle of the time, the average v,
and use it in s=vt. If v changes in some general, messy curvy way, you
have to take the area under the curve.
(republished on 07/11/06)
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