Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 15:27:27 -0600

Author: "Duane Warn"

Subject: Re: Area under a displacement vs time graph

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David,

The area under the displacement vs time graph is the money you spend. If you move away from home for a while, it still costs a bundle even though you don't go anywhere. If you happened to displace to Los Vegas, then the area under the curve gets as big as your bank account and credit card limit together.

Duane
Boise State

>>> dwilley+@pitt.edu 07/01/03 01:55PM >>>
In lab this year, when covering dynamics, we went over what the slope, intercept
and area under graphs of displacement, velocity and acceleration represents. We
could not come up with an answer for what the area under a displacement vs time
graph represents. It seems almost like a "home-sickness" factor (multiply how far
away from home you are by how long you're away from home), but that's pretty
lame. Anyone out there have a better idea? Thanks for your time all,
cheers,
David

From stjohn@buphy.bu.edu Tue Jul 1 17:55:11 2003
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 17:55:11 -0400
From: "Jason St. John"
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Duane,

So meter*seconds have dimensions of cost? What about time being money?
This is all too confusing. I'm going home to eat dinner.

____________________________________________________
Jason St. John 617.353.2634 stjohn@bu.edu
Boston University Physics Lecture Demonstrations

On 2003-07-01.15:27 owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu sent:

David,

The area under the displacement vs time graph is the money you spend. If
you move away from home for a while, it still costs a bundle even though
you don't go anywhere. If you happened to displace to Los Vegas, then the
area under the curve gets as big as your bank account and credit card
limit together.

Duane
Boise State

>>> dwilley+@pitt.edu 07/01/03 01:55PM >>> In lab this year, when covering
dynamics, we went over what the slope, intercept and area under graphs of
displacement, velocity and acceleration represents. We could not come up
with an answer for what the area under a displacement vs time graph
represents. It seems almost like a "home-sickness" factor (multiply how
far away from home you are by how long you're away from home), but that's
pretty lame. Anyone out there have a better idea? Thanks for your time
all, cheers, David

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The old PSSC books simply said that this area was undefined - just as the
slope of an acceleration-time graph is undefined. Made sense to me.

Mary Winn

2623 Watrous Ave.
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