A set of assorted problems on kinematics graphs, requiring a knowledge of the following:
Phil starts a journey by walking to the west in a straight line for some distance. He then turns around and walks to the east in a straight line for some distance.
Based on this information, decide whether each graph below could represent Phil’s journey or could not represent his journey.
For example, your answers might start:
- A could represent the journey
- B could not represent the journey
- C …
- Some of the graphs are meaningless. Which are they?
- For each graph that could not represent Phil’s journey (apart from the meaningless graphs), come up with a description of a possible journey that does match the graph.