Displacement (Distance) time graph?

Asked by anirudh25 | 3rd May, 2009, 04:14: PM

Expert Answer:

First make a table as follows.

Assume that the body falls from a height of h. Assuming the ground is the zero positon.

Use s = ut +1/2 at^2. Put a = 9.8m/s^2 and u =0.

i) take t = 0.1 and use the above formula to find s.

ii) take t = 0.2 and use the above formula to find s.




in seconds


in meters

0 h
0.1 (h -0.049h)=0.951h

Similarly find the position of the body at time 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, ...

Put the values into a table and then plot a graph.

In this case distance and displacement are the same because the object is travelling along a straight line.

Answered by  | 4th May, 2009, 11:53: AM

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