Average Velocity - Concept

Concept Concept (1)

The average velocity of an object is its change in position divided by the total amount of time taken. When calculating the average velocity, only the times and positions at the starting and ending points are taken into account. The average velocity is different from the instantaneous velocity, and the two are many times not the same number.

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Average Velocity - Problem 1
Problem 1
How to compute the average velocity of an object moving in one dimension and how to represent average velocity on a graph.
Average Velocity - Problem 2
Problem 2
How to compute the average velocity of an object moving in one dimension from a graph of its position vs. time.
Average Velocity - Problem 3
Problem 3
How to determine intervals of time when the average velocity is negative or positive, and how to determine whether average velocity over one interval of time is greater than average velocity over another.