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Calculus: Velocity Test: Interpreting Velocity Graphs
by Texas Instruments

Published on July 02, 2009

Overview

In this activity, students' will use a motion detector to record the distance versus time data for the simple motion of a walker. They will calculate velocity from this graph and compare it with the velocity graph generated by the calculator.

Key Steps

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    Students will walk away from a motion detector at a steady pace for two seconds, and then walk toward it for two seconds.

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    Students will find the slopes for the three segments and sketch a velocity versus time graph.