Graphical Representation of Motion

Graphical Representation of Motion

 1. Distance – Time Graph

It represents a change in position of the object with respect to time. The graph in case the object is stationary (means the distance is constant at all time intervals) – Straight line graph parallel to x = axis

Distance-time Graph in case of Stationary object:

The graph in case of uniform motion – Straight line graph

«  The graph in case of non-uniform motion – Graph has different shapes:


 2. Velocity – Time Graphs:

«  Constant velocity – Straight line graph, velocity is always parallel to the x-axis

«  Uniform Velocity / Uniform Acceleration – Straight line graph

«        Non-Uniform Velocity / Non-Uniform Acceleration – Graph can have different shapes