Exploration 4: Match the Worldlines

Match Wordline 1 Match Worldline 2 Match Worldline 3 Match Worldline 4 Match Worldline 5

Please wait for the animation to completely load.

Use the mouse to drag the woman to change her position.  The goal of this Exploration is to match the worldlines shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in meters).  There is some smoothing for the velocity and acceleration matching animations.  Restart.

Answer the following question after trying to match the worldline in each animation by dragging the woman:

  1. Which of the graphs was the easiest to match and which one was the hardest to match? 
  2. Why?

 

When you get a good looking graph, right-click on it to clone the graph and resize it for a better view.