Visualizing Jerk: Change of Acceleration

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"Jerk" in physics is the third derivative of position. It is somewhat difficult to visualize intuitively, so this Demonstration shows it with a simple graph. This is the "constant jerk" case where acceleration is increasing at a constant rate.

Contributed by: Daniel Johnson (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




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