# PHYSICS - TERM 1 - Distance Time Graphs Flashcards

1
Q

What is the x-axis and y-axis?

A

x-axis= time
y-axis= distance

2
Q

How do you calculate the gradient?

A

rise/run = (y2-y1)/(x2-x1)

3
Q

What is the gradient in a distance-time graph?

A

speed

4
Q

What will the gradient be if the angle is an acute angle?

A

positive

5
Q

What will the gradient be if the angle is an obtuse angle?

A

negative

6
Q

What if the graph shows no steepness?

A

7
Q

The ____ the gradient, the ____ the speed.

A

steeper, faster

8
Q

What will a graph look like if;
m=0
speed=0

A

A straight horizontal line.

9
Q

What will a graph look like if;
m=constant and positive
speed=constant

A

A straight line from bottom to top.

10
Q

What will a graph look like if;
m= constant and negative
speed=constant

A

A straight line from top to bottom.

11
Q

What will a graph look like if;
m=increasing
speed=increasing
(acceleration)

A

A convex curved line from bottom to top.

12
Q

What will a graph look like if;
m=decreasing
speed=decreasing
(de-acceleration)

A

A concave curved line from top to bottom.