Problem 2.7: Calculate the acceleration of 6 carts depending on the data given

Please wait for the animation to completely load.

A 1.0-kg cart on a track experiences several different constant accelerations as shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). The red dot shows you where position measurements are taken. What is the acceleration of the cart in each animation? Restart.


  • In Animation 1, the click-drag to read coordinates is disabled.
  • In Animations 4-6, the time display is disabled.
  • In Animations 2 and 3, the calculation for the velocity is disabled.

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