Force vs. Time & Force vs. Distance Graphs

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A graph has quantity A on the y-axis and quantity B on the x-axis. What will the slope of the graph tell you?

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2. What does the area under a force-time graph tell you?

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Use these practice materials to see how well you understand force vs. time and force vs. distance graphs. Quiz questions cover what each graph area represents, expressing parts of the graphs, and describing a graph of a simple harmonic motion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments focus on the following goals:

• Express slope with quantities A and B
• Recall what area under a force time graph reads
• Understand what the slope of a distance vs. time graph explains
• Describe the shape of a distance vs. time graph for simple harmonic motions
• Understand how to represent the area under a graph with quantities A and B

Skills Practiced

Useful lesson comprehension skills practiced in this worksheet and quiz include:

• Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reading information from parts of force vs. time and force vs. distance graphs
• Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physics lesson
• Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the representations for slope and areas of the graphs, as well as the graphed shape of simple harmonic motions