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    [SOLVED] understanding velocity

    the questions arent making sense to me.. can someone help me understand what the answers for these are thanks alot!

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    I don't know where the motion detector is located, but the cart is moving forwards at all times between B-E. It is increasing in velocity from B to C, and it is decreasing in velocity from D to E. You can read this straight off the graph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icemanfan View Post
    I don't know where the motion detector is located, but the cart is moving forwards at all times between B-E. It is increasing in velocity from B to C, and it is decreasing in velocity from D to E. You can read this straight off the graph.

    Which period(s) of time correspond(s)to the cart moving toward the motion detector and speeding up at a steady rate?

    so would that be from a to b


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    Which period(s) of time correspond(s)to the cart moving toward the motion detector and slowing down at a steady rate?

    that would be e to f?
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    This all depends on where the motion detector is located. If the motion detector is behind the cart, then the cart is moving towards the motion detector at the times you describe, though it is slowing down from A to B and speeding up from E to F. If the motion detector is in front of the cart, then the cart is moving towards the motion detector from B to E. It is speeding up from B to C and slowing down from D to E.
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