GCSE Physics

Distance Time Graphs

Describing a journey made by an object is very boring if you just use words. As with much of science, graphs are more revealing.

Plotting distance against time can tell you a lot about a journey. Let's look at the axes:

Time always runs horizontally (the x-axis). The arrow shows the direction of time. The further to the right, the longer time from the start.

Distance runs vertically (the y-axis). The higher up the graph we go, the further we are from the start.

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