
Velocity
and Distance for Constant Force Problems
If so instructed by your teacher, print out a worksheet page for
these problems.
Click Beginner's
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 + v_{0 } over the domain of 0 < t <
4 hours where a= 10 mph^{2} and v_{0}= 100 mph.
 What does the velocity
intercept represent?
 Calculate the slope
of the graph.
 What does the slope
represent?
 What is your velocity
after four hours?
Does this make sense?
 What happens to
your graph if v_{0} = 0?
 What effect does
a change in acceleration a have upon your graph?
 Using the equation
x = 1/2 at^{2} + v_{0}t + x_{0 }with an x_{0
}=50 miles, graph x over the domain of 0 < t <
4 hours. Is this a reasonable domain for this equation?
