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Answered 2009-08-05 16:16:23

If your graph shows velocity on the vertical axis and time on the horizontal axis, then the slope of the graph represents the acceleration.

More specifically, the slope of the graph at a specific point represents the acceleration at that instantaneous point in time.

So if the slope of the graph doesn't change (i.e. the graph is a straight line), then the acceleration is constant and doesn't change over time.

In calculus, this is represented as the derivative: The derivative of velocity with respect to time equals the acceleration.

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