Constant acceleration, same physics

Select a motion
What to graph on the vertical axis

The simulation shows five different motions in which objects experience constant acceleration, starting from rest. Although each motion is different, the underlying physics is the same. What features of the simulation reinforce the idea that the physics is the same?
Use the buttons to select the motion, and to switch between graphing velocity or position on the vertical axis.

In each case, a motion diagram is drawn, with images being left behind at regular time intervals.

The green arrow represents the velocity.

Simulation first posted on 8-03-2016. Written by Andrew Duffy

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