Some Graphs for Non-Accelerated Motion
So, we already know what the Net Force Versus Time and Velocity Versus Time graphs look like for an object which is in mechanical equilibrium, but what about the Acceleration Versus Time graph?
According to Newton's First Law of Motion, when zero net force acts on an object (in other words, when an object is in mechanical equilibrium), it will NOT accelerate. So, what do you think the Acceleration Versus Time graph looks like for an object in mechanical equilibrium? On your own sheet of paper, draw the Acceleration Versus Time graph for an object which is in mechanical equilibrium. Make the axes for your graph look like those shown in the image at the right.
Select the graph in the self-quiz below which looks the MOST like the Acceleration Versus Time Graph you drew on your own sheet of paper.
Acceleration Versus Time Graph for an Object in Mechanical Equilibrium Self-Quiz
Scroll to the top of the page and read before attempting the quiz.
- Select the graph below which MOST resembles the Acceleration Versus Time graph which you drew for an object in mechanical equilibrium.