A horizontal line on a displacement-time graph shows **that the object is stationary (not moving because the displacement does not change)** A sloping line on a displacement-time graph shows that the object is moving. In a displacement-time graph, the slope or gradient of the line, is equal to the velocity of the object.

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## What does a horizontal line mean on a distance time graph?

A horizontal line on a distance-time graph shows **that the object is stationary (not moving because the distance does not change)** A sloping line on a distance-time graph shows that the object is moving. In a distance-time graph, the slope or gradient of the line is equal to the speed of the object.

## What does horizontal line on a displacement time graph represent?

A straight horizontal line on a speed-time graph means that **speed is constant**. It is not changing over time. A straight line does not mean that the object is not moving!

## What does the horizontal line on a graph mean?

In more simple terms, a horizontal line on any chart is **where the y-axis values are equal**. If it has been drawn to show a series of highs in the data, a data point moving above the horizontal line would indicate a rise in the y-axis value over recent values in the data sample.

## What does it mean when velocity is a horizontal line?

On a velocity-time graph a horizontal (flat) line indicates **the object is travelling at a constant speed**. A straight diagonal line indicates the object’s velocity is changing.

## What is area under displacement time graph?

It has been learned in this lesson that the area bounded by the line and the axes of a velocity-time graph is **equal to the displacement of an object during that particular time period**. The area can be identified as a rectangle, triangle, or trapezoid.

## Why does a horizontal line indicate an object has stopped on a distance and time graph?

Velocity tells the speed and direction of a moving object. Acceleration tells us the rate speed or direction changes. … If an **object is not moving**, a horizontal line is shown on a distance-time graph. Distance Time is increasing to the right, but its distance does not change.

## What does a horizontal line mean?

A horizontal line is **a straight line that is drawn from left to right or right to left and it is parallel to the x-axis in the coordinate plane**. In other words, a straight line that has an intercept only on the y-axis, not on the x-axis is called a horizontal line.

## Is a horizontal line positive or negative?

The slope of **a line can be positive, negative, zero, or undefined**. A horizontal line has slope zero since it does not rise vertically (i.e. y_{1} − y_{2} = 0), while a vertical line has undefined slope since it does not run horizontally (i.e. x_{1} − x_{2} = 0). because division by zero is an undefined operation.

## What is an example of a horizontal line?

Examples. Look at a wall, and look down to where that wall meets the floor. That **intersection** is a horizontal line. Other examples of horizontal lines we may see every day are the following: the line separating the sky from the land across a clear plain or the line separating the sky from the water at the beach.

## What does a horizontal line mean in physics?

A horizontal line on a speed-time graph represents **a steady speed**. This can also be called a constant or uniform speed. A sloping line on a speed-time graph represents an acceleration . The sloping line shows that the speed of the object is changing. The object is either speeding up or slowing down.

## Can a position time graph be a horizontal line?

In a position-time graph, the velocity of the moving object is represented by the slope, or steepness, of the graph line. If the graph line is horizontal, like the line after time = 5 seconds in Graph 2 in the Figure below, then the slope is zero and so is the velocity. The position of the object **is not changing**.

## What does a horizontal line signify on a velocity vs time graph?

We know that the area bound by the line and the axes of a velocity-time V-T graph is equal to the displacement of the moving object during that particular time. … A horizontal line on the time axis means **no motion**. See the red line.

## What is the area under a position graph?

Since the velocity of the object is the derivative of the position graph, the area under the line in the velocity vs. time graph is the **displacement of the object**. (Velocity is on the y-axis and time on the x-axis.

## How do you interpret a displacement time graph?

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A sloping line on a displacement-time graph shows that the object is moving. In a displacement-time graph, the slope or gradient of the line, is equal to the velocity of the object. The steeper the line (and the greater the gradient) the faster the object is moving.