
PositionTime Graphs

VelocityTime Graphs




direction of motion

sloped up, positive direction
sloped down, negative direction

1st quadrant, positive direction
4th quadrant, negative direction

instantaneous velocity

slope of line, including + or 

height of line, including + or 

instantaneous speed

absolute value of the slope, always positive

absolute value of the height, always positive

at rest

flat line segments where position remains the same

flat line segments coincident with the xaxis showing a velocity of zero

distance traveled

track the changes in the height of each line during the time interval requested, always +

calculate the areas under each line segment during the time interval requested, always +

net displacement

compare the yvalues of the starting and ending points, subtract y_{final}  y_{initial}

calculate the cumulative areas paying attention to + and  areas

instantaneous position

height of a line segment at a specific time

cumulative displacement when given a starting position

average speed

total distance / total time

total distance / total time

average velocity

net displacement / total time
slope of a secant connecting the starting and ending points

net displacement / total time
