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Note how the v graph is pointy and the a graph skips. In real life, the blue points would be smooth curves and the green segments would be connected. In our class, however, we’ll mainly deal with constant acceleration.

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Area under a velocity graph

“forward area”

“backward area”

Area above the time axis = forward (positive) displacement.

Area below the time axis = backward (negative) displacement.

Net area (above - below) = net displacement.

Total area (above + below) = total distance traveled.

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The areas above and below are about equal, so even though a significant distance may have been covered, the displacement is about zero, meaning the stopping point was near the starting point. The position graph shows this too.

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Answer B Explained:

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References:

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Revision:Kinematics_-_Equations_of_Motion_for_Constant_Acceleration

https://www.csun.edu/science/credential/cset/cset-physics/ppt/kinematics-graphing.ppt

http://www.learnapphysics.com/index.html

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- Graphing Negative Displacement
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