‘Simple Linear’ Motion

by ddreyfuss

A simple linear motion I use daily is the walk from the gate to the cafeteria when I arrive at school. My position begins at the gate and I walk at a constant speed towards the cafeteria. Though my displacement is always the same, my distance sometimes varies based on people or things as obstacles. My velocity also remains the same as my speed is constant. Here are some rough sketches of how this ‘simple linear’ motion would look on a graph in velocity, position, and acceleration (educated guess):

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