Given an Acceleration Graph...


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You are shown the acceleration of an object over time.  After viewing the graph using the link above,

a) In words, describe the motion.

b) Drag the pencil to sketch a graph for position vs. time.

c) Drag the pencil to sketch a graph for velocity vs. time.

Now discuss your graphs with your partners.  Do your predictions match?  Once you feel confident in your responses check using the link below.  DO NOT click the link below until you have WRITTEN down and DISCUSSED your predictions.

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Were you correct?  If not, explain.

Now view this set of graphs.  Notice that the acceleration graph is identical to the one above.  The velocity graph is shifted and the position graph is completely different.  What is going on?  Are these graphs also correct?  Explain.