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Answered 2012-09-18 08:35:26

Yes. Free fall can be graphed on a position-time graph and a velocity-time graph.

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What is the acceleration of a falling object that had reached its terminal velocity?

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What does the slope of an acceleration time graph indicate?

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What is the gradient of acceleration time graph?

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What is the slope of a acceleration- time graph?

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You can use a distance versus time graph to analyze the motion of an accelerating object?

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The acceleration of an object is related to?

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What is the rate of acceleration?

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What does the slope of a velocity vs time graph show you?

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Is a negative slop on velocity vs time graph that the object is not moving?

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How would a graph of negative and positive acceleration differ?

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