The following is the distance-time table of an object in motion:

Time in seconds

Distance in metres

0

0

1

1

2

8

3

27

4

64

5

125

6

216

7

343

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(a) What conclusion can you draw about the acceleration?
Is it constant, increasing, decreasing, or zero?
(b) What do you infer about the forces acting on the object?

 

(a)

Finding Velocity

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From the above table,

we can see that the velocity changes in unequal amount in equal intervals of time.

∴ The acceleration is non-uniform

 

Since the velocity is increasing with time,

We can say that acceleration is increasing

 

So, the acceleration is increasing non-uniformly

 

(b)

We know that

Force = Mass × Acceleration

 

As the acceleration is increasing,

the forces acting on the object also increases.

 

  1. Class 9
  2. Chapter 9 Class 9 - Force and Laws Of Motion (Term 1)

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