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1

On a velocity time graph, what does:

A horizontal line mean?

The object is travelling at a constant velocity

2

On a velocity time graph, what does:

A sloping line mean?

The object is accelerating

3

On a velocity time graph, what does it mean if the sloping line is very steep?

The object has a high acceleration

4

On a velocity time graph, what does:

A line sloping down to the right mean?

The object is decelerating

5

How do you find the acceleration of an object using a velocity/time graph?

By calculating the gradient of the line

6

On a velocity time graph, what does:

A line below the horizontal axis mean?

A negative velocity

7

How do you find the distance an object has travelled?

Calculate the area under the velocity time graph