# What does the slope represent in an acceleration vs applied force graph?

## What does the slope represent in an acceleration vs applied force graph?

The slope of the acceleration vs. force graph represents the reciprocal of the mass of the system.

## Are force and acceleration graphs the same?

Direct students to notice the shape of the force graph (horizontal line) and acceleration graph are the same, but the velocity vs. time graph is a line with a positive slope. A constant forward force produces an increasing velocity and a constant acceleration.

**What is the relationship between applied force and acceleration?**

Newton’s second law of motion describes the relationship between force and acceleration. They are directly proportional. If you increase the force applied to an object, the acceleration of that object increases by the same factor. In short, force equals mass times acceleration.

**What is the slope of a force vs time graph?**

With a force-time graph, the slope isn’t important; however, area is important. The area under a force-time graph is force multiplied by time, which is a quantity called impulse. Impulse is equal to the change in momentum of an object.

### What does the slope of a force vs distance graph represent?

1 Answer. Literally the slope means force per unit distance or force gradient. An example is spring constant.

### What do balanced forces look like on a graph?

When forces are balanced, the motion is constant so the position vs. time graph can be drawn with a horizontal line (standing still) or with a straight diagonal line (constant motion). The velocity vs. time graph can be only a horizontal straight line (constant velocity).

**When the force applied is constant What is the relationship of mass and acceleration?**

What is the relationship between mass and acceleration when force is constant? According to Newton’s second law of motion, acceleration is inversely proportional to the mass when the force is a constant. The acceleration is directly proportional to the force when the mass remains constant.

**What is the relationship between force and acceleration quizlet?**

Acceleration is directly proportional to net force (an object’s weight is directly proportional to its mass, etc.)

## How do you read a force graph?

To read a keypress from a force curve, you read the graph from left to right, and then if there is data for the release it is then read from right to left. The X-axis (bottom) going from left to right shows how far you have pressed the switch.

## How do you interpret a force vs time graph?

In a force versus time graph, you’ll find force on the y-axis and time on the x-axis. Area is more important than the slope on a force versus time graph. The area under a force-time graph is force multiplied by time, or a quantity called impulse, which is equal to the change in an object’s momentum.