and Distance for Constant Force Problems
If so instructed by your teacher, print out a worksheet page for
Guide Index to access the list of slides. Open the slide called Simple
Aircraft Motion (with text) and read the explanation of the equations
of motion resulting from constant force and motion.
Graph the equation
v = at + v0 over the domain of 0 < t <
4 hours where a= 10 mph2 and v0= 100 mph.
- What does the velocity
- Calculate the slope
of the graph.
- What does the slope
- What is your velocity
after four hours?
Does this make sense?
- What happens to
your graph if v0 = 0?
- What effect does
a change in acceleration a have upon your graph?
- Using the equation
x = 1/2 at2 + v0t + x0 with an x0
=50 miles, graph x over the domain of 0 < t <
4 hours. Is this a reasonable domain for this equation?