Learning Goal: I’m working on a physics multi-part question and need guidance to help me learn.

Visit the website:

  1. Select random values for initial position, initial velocity and acceleration and enter these values into the green control panel on the right side of the applet.
  2. Click the START button and observe the change in position of the vehicle as a function of time (you can check the box for the slow motion option and the movement of the car will be ten times slower than normal).
  3. After some amount of elapsed time, and after the graphs have fully populated, press the PAUSE Button.
  4. Take a screenshot of the applet results and include a screenshot in your Word document.
  5. Analyze the graph of the position function on the left hand side of the applet. Derive the equation for this graph using one of the kinematic equations. Based on the equation, justify the shape of the graph. Pick two selected (x, y) values from the graph and confirm these two (x, y) points are valid solutions to the position function equation you generated.
  6. Analyze the graph of the velocity function which is the middle graph shown in the applet. Derive the equation for this graph using one of the kinematic equations. Based on the equation, justify the shape of the graph. Pick two selected (x, y) values from the graph and confirm these two (x, y) points are valid solutions to the velocity function equation you generated.
  7. Analyze the graph of the acceleration function which is the rightmost graph shown in the applet. Justify the shape of the graph. What is the equation corresponding to this graph? Pick two selected (x, y) values from the graph and confirm these two (x, y) points are valid solutions to the acceleration equation you generated.
  8. For the screenshot you captured from the applet, justify the value of x shown beneath the leftmost graph. That is, show your own computations to derive this value for x based on the elapsed time.
  9. For the screenshot you captured from the applet, justify the value of v shown beneath the middle graph. That is, show your own computations to derive this value for v based on the elapsed time.
  10. Provide citations for your statements