SAT Subject Physics Practice Question 531: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 531

2. This question relates to the velocity time graph shown below. Select the answer that is most representative of the physical quantity named.

At which point on the graph is the acceleration greatest?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

Correct Answer: E


The correct answer is (E). The magnitude of the acceleration is greatest between t = 10s and t = 11s. The slope of the graph is steeper between these two times than anywhere else on the graph.

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