Q: How Would The Acceleration vs Time Graph Look?

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If the constant acceleration is positive, the graph would be an exponential (x2) graph. If there is constant acceleration, then velocity is always increasing, making the position change at an ever increasing rate.

A line angled upward

Acceleration=change in y graph/change in x graph

That would depend on the type of axes. If it is an acceleration vs. time graph, then there would be a continual reading of 0m/s/s acceleration, and the graph would be a straight line indicating 0m/s/s at all times. If it is a velocity vs time graph, then there would be a constant value of velocity at all times. If it is a displacement vs time graph, there would be a straight, continuously increasing line.

a horizontal line

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If the constant acceleration is positive, the graph would be an exponential (x2) graph. If there is constant acceleration, then velocity is always increasing, making the position change at an ever increasing rate.

Your acceleration vs. Time graph is the slope of your velocity vs. time graph

A line angled upward

Acceleration=change in y graph/change in x graph

On speed-time graph can measure acceleration by getting the slope.

A straight line.

This depends on what the graph represents. If it is a graph of velocity on the vertical and time on the horizontal, then if acceleration is at a constant rate, the graph will be a straight line with positive slope (pointing 'up'). If acceleration stops, then the graph will be a horizontal line (zero acceleration or deceleration). If it is deceleration (negative acceleration), then the graph will have negative slope (pointing down).

That would depend on the type of axes. If it is an acceleration vs. time graph, then there would be a continual reading of 0m/s/s acceleration, and the graph would be a straight line indicating 0m/s/s at all times. If it is a velocity vs time graph, then there would be a constant value of velocity at all times. If it is a displacement vs time graph, there would be a straight, continuously increasing line.

Yes, acceleration is the slope of a velocity versus time graph.

A speed graph measures the distance devided over time. Acceleration graph measures the change in speed over time.

Speed can be shown on a graph of position versus time, and acceleration can be shown on a graph of speed versus time.

The average acceleration can be obtained by finding the slope of the graph. The instantaneous acceleration is found by drawing a tangent to a particular point on the graph (instant) and finding the slope of than tangent.