# kinematics graph ```DISTANCE – TIME GRAPHS
For an object in motion, the distance it has covered with time can be represented by a distancetime graph. [i.e. distance is on the vertical axis while time is on the horizontal axis]
distance
(m)
distance
(m)
distance
(m)
time (s)
time (s)
object at rest
object travels at a constant
velocity
distance
(m)
distance
(m)
time (s)
object travels at a higher
constant velocity
distance
(m)
object stopped
object decelerates
object accelerates
time (s)
time (s)
object accelerates
object accelerates (falling object)
distance
(m)
distance
(m)
time (s)
object decelerates
time (s)
object decelerates (object thrown
upwards)
 The gradient of the distance time graph give the speed of the object.
𝑦
 Gradient of the graph is the ratio
𝑥
time (s)
SPEED – TIME GRAPHS
For an object in motion, the distance it has covered with time can be represented by a distancetime graph. [i.e. distance is on the vertical axis while time is on the horizontal axis]
velocity
(m/s)
velocity
(m/s)
Area = 48
Distance moved
= 48 m
time (s)
time (s)
object at rest
object travels at a constant
velocity
velocity
(m/s)
velocity
(m/s)
velocity
(m/s)
time (s)
time (s)
object travels with uniform
acceleration
velocity
(m/s)
object travels with non-uniform
(increasing) acceleration
velocity
(m/s)
time (s)
object travels with uniform
deceleration
time (s)
object travels with non-uniform
(decreasing) acceleration
velocity
(m/s)
time (s)
object travels with non-uniform
(increasing) deceleration
time (s)
object travels with non-uniform
(decreasing) deceleration
 The area under the velocity - time graph gives the distance moved by the object.
 The gradient of the velocity - time graph give the acceleration of the object.
𝑦
Gradient of the graph is the ratio
𝑥
```