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    Slope of acceleration time graph for motion in 1-D.

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    If the curve on the position versus time graph is velocity, and the velocity versus time graph curve is acceleration,what is the curve for the acceleration graph versus time? Or am I wrong? If you have a y versus x graph as our teacher said it is not the velocity, then it is y versus x, which is not velocity, then what is it?

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    Probably you have not got the basic concept of graph.
    Graph is a pictorial representation of the relationship between two variable quantities. In mathematics we suppose any two arbitrary quantities x and y. y depends on x. We call y is a function of x and is written mathematically y = f (x)
    In physics we can take pair of any two physical quantities related to each other such as 'velocity and time', 'position and time', elastic ...

    Solution Summary

    The concept of the slope of a curve on a graph is discussed with example and the diagram. The quantity represented by the slope of acceleration time graph is explained.