Please wait for the animation to completely load.
Observe the two animations (position is
given in meters and time is given in seconds). Restart.
- Sketch the velocity as a function of time for each animation. Draw
both functions on the same graph in order to compare the two animations.
- Make a second velocity vs. time sketch for Animation
1. On your graph, make sure to have a long enough time interval that the
ball's position is between x = -2 m and x = 2 m twice. What is the area under this
portion of the velocity curve? Remember the convention that area under a curve above
the axis is considered positive and area below the axis is considered negative. How
would your answer change if you did this for Animation 2?
Problem authored by Aaron Titus.
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