Constant Linear Acceleration


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A ball moves across the screen with an increasing velocity. [Note: it starts "off screen" to the left.]


What is the acceleration of the ball? (You should be able to calculate it from the "show velocity" mode, but could you also calculate it from the "show X" mode?)

Display Options :    X coordinate not shown        X coordinate shown        V coordinate shown        Animation with Ghosted object


The calculated acceleration should be 2 m/sec.

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