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written by Tom Henderson
This web page provides a tutorial on  constant velocity and constant acceleration in one dimension.  It stresses the interpretation of motion graphs. This is part of a number of lessons on position-time graphs that includes animated examples and questions to test the understanding of the student.
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
- High School
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