What equation does this diagram show

Path time chart

We will deal with the path-time diagram in this physics article. The distance-time diagram is discussed in general and an example is shown. This article belongs to our mechanics division.

Path-time diagrams are dealt with in mathematics and physics. This is a graphic representation of the path or the route and also the time in a coordinate system. Example: The following graphic shows such a diagram, in which the distance and time for a car to drive on a motorway are shown. We have a constant increase, because in this case the car always drives at the same speed. More on that in a moment, but first of all the distance-time diagram.

Note: Usually diagrams are named after the labeling of the axes. For example, if a diagram has "x" for the horizontal axis and "y" for the vertical axis, it is usually referred to as an x-y diagram. This has been reversed in the following graphic for the distance-time diagram. Here the time is plotted on the x-axis and the distance is plotted on the y-axis. I did this because it is taught that way in the vast majority of physics books.

Now we go into the formula for calculating the speed. This is:

From the distance-time diagram we can, for example, read a distance of 3m with a time of 2s. With this we get the speed to:


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