This assignment will be a little bit different than many of the video assignments I'm going to ask you to do this semester.
want you to make a video using your hand as the moving object. Let the
edge of a table or counter be the straight line along which your hand
moves. The center of the table will be the s = 0 position. Positive
position numbers will be to the right and negative position numbers will
be to the left.
For each of the graphs below, I want you to
interpret the position versus time graphs by performing the indicated
motion with your hand. As you are executing the motions, explain all the
details such as speeding up, slowing down, reversing direction,
standing still, moving at constant speed, etc. You should have your hand
at the appropriate position at t = 0 and at the end of the time history
and be able to explain that, as well.
For each position versus
time graph, sketch the corresponding velocity versus time graph and
explain why the velocity vs time graph corresponds to the position vs
(Credit for this homework question goes to Arnold Arons. Credit for screencast/online video assignment goes to Andy Rundquist.)