Video: Position-Time Graph ... Conceptual Analysis

Position-time graphs provide all sorts of information about how an object is moving. But how can you use the graph to make sense of how an object is moving? How is constant speed, speeding up, and slowing down represented on these graphs? How can you tell fast from slow on such graphs? And how is moving to the right distinguished from moving to the left? In this video from The Physics Classroom's Concept Builder series, Mr. H explains and illustrates the secrets to interpreting position-time graphs. Get the answers you need in 4 short minutes!

You may view the video below or on YouTube.

Also available:

Video Transcript || Video Notes

Full-length Videos: p-t Graphs for Constant v || p-t Graphs for Changing v



Visit: Concept Builder || Teacher Notes || Questions