A Brief History of Science/The Role of Mathematics in Science Homework

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Let's start by finding the y-intercept of the graph. The y-intercept of a graph is defined as the point at which the graph touches or crosses the y-axis. Our Position Versus Time graph touches the y-axis at y = 5.0 meters. We can also express the y-intercept as a set of coordinates, or ( 0 s, 5.0 m ).

Because the graph is a straight line, we can also find the slope of the graph. One method for finding the slope of a straight line is to identify two points on the line to plug into the slope formula (slope = rise / run). In the image below, I have identified two points on the graph, and I have included the coordinates (with units) for the two points.

Because the graph is a straight line, we can also find the slope of the graph. One method for finding the slope of a straight line is to identify two points on the line to plug into the slope formula (slope = rise / run). In the image below, I have identified two points on the graph, and I have included the coordinates (with units) for the two points.

Finally, we can plug the coordinates from the two known points into the slope formula. My work is shown below.

Now, it is your turn to answer some questions and solve some problems.

Click the link below and to the right to complete the "A Brief History of Science/The Role of Mathematics in Science Homework." When you click the link, a set of problems will open. You may complete the problem set using our electronic textbook and your notes. In addition, you may work on the problem set with your classmates and may attempt the problem set as many times as you would like. If you do not complete the problem set, you will earn 0/25 points for the "A Brief History of Science/The Role of Mathematics in Science Homework" assignment. Get in touch with Ms. Clanton if you have questions.

Click the link below and to the right to complete the "A Brief History of Science/The Role of Mathematics in Science Homework." When you click the link, a set of problems will open. You may complete the problem set using our electronic textbook and your notes. In addition, you may work on the problem set with your classmates and may attempt the problem set as many times as you would like. If you do not complete the problem set, you will earn 0/25 points for the "A Brief History of Science/The Role of Mathematics in Science Homework" assignment. Get in touch with Ms. Clanton if you have questions.