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10/4/2017 MasteringPhysics: Assignment 2: Motion in 2-D

GraphingProjectileMotion

Forthemotiondiagramgiven,sketchtheshapeofthecorresponding
motiongraphsinPartsAtoD.Usetheindicatedcoordinatesystem.
Oneunitoftimeelapsesbetweenconsecutivedotsinthemotion
diagram.

PartA
Constructapossiblegraphforxpositionversustime,x(t).

Hint1.Determinetheinitialvalueofx(t)
Istheinitialvalueofthexpositionpositive,negative,orzero?
ANSWER:

positive

negative

zero

Hint2.Specifytheshapeofthex(t)graph
Doesthexpositionchangeataconstantrateorachangingrate?Youcandeterminethisbylookingatthechangein
xcoordinatefromonedottothenext.
ANSWER:

constant

changing

ANSWER:

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PartB
Constructapossiblegraphfortheypositionversustime,y(t).

Hint1.Determinetheinitialvalueofy(t)
Istheinitialvalueoftheypositionpositive,negative,orzero?
ANSWER:

positive

negative

zero

Hint2.Specifytheshapeofthey(t)graph
Doestheypositionchangeataconstantrateorachangingrate?
ANSWER:

constant

changing

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PartC
Constructapossiblegraphforthexvelocityversustime,v x (t).

Hint1.Determinetheinitialvalueofvx (t)
Istheinitialvalueofthexvelocitypositive,negative,orzero?Lookatthexcomponentofthefirstarrow.
ANSWER:

positive

negative

zero

Hint2.Specifytheshapeofthevx (t)graph
Doesthexvelocityremainconstantordoesitchange?Youcandeterminethisbycomparingthexcomponentsof
thearrows.
ANSWER:

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Itremainsconstant.

Itchanges.

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PartD
Constructapossiblegraphfortheyvelocityversustime,v y (t).

Hint1.Determinetheinitialvalueofvy (t)

Istheinitialvalueoftheyvelocitypositive,negative,orzero?Lookattheycomponentofthefirstarrow.

ANSWER:

positive

negative

zero

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Hint2.Specifytheshapeofthevy (t)graph

Doestheyvelocityremainconstantordoesitchange?Youcandeterminethisbycomparingtheycomponentsof
thearrows.
ANSWER:

Itremainsconstant.

Itchanges.

Hint3.Specifytherateofchangeofvy (t)

Doestheyvelocitychangeataconstantrateorachangingrate?Itmaybehelpfultowritedowntheycomponentsof
successivearrows.Seeifthedifferencesbetweensuccessivearrows'ycomponentsstaythesame.
ANSWER:

constant

changing

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