Exploration 2.2: Determine the Correct Graph

 

Ball Only
Graph A Graph B Graph C
Graph D Graph E Graph F

Please wait for the animation to completely load.

  1. View the animation of the red ball by selecting Ball Only and describe its motion in words (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds).   Restart.
  2. Now view the three possible position vs. time graphs A, B, and C by clicking the links in the table.  Which one is the correct graph?  Give at least one reason why each of the other two graphs is incorrect.
  3. Now view the three possible velocity vs. time graphs D, E, and F by clicking the links in the table.  Which one is the correct graph?  Give at least one reason why each of the other two graphs is incorrect.

 

 

Exploration authored by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni and modified by Aaron Titus.
2004 by Prentice-Hall, Inc. A Pearson Company