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For a velocity-time graph, what does the "tangent line of the curve" represent?

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    the tangent line of the curve s(t) = t. 2 +2t at the point (1, s(1)) = (1, 3) ... 0, y = 0 or y = 3. Therefore, the graph does not pass the. vertical line test.

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    If velocity is on your vertical axis and time is on your horizontal axis, then the slope at a point on the curve is the slope of the tangent to the curve at that point.
    That is the (change in velocity)/(change in time) at that point on the curve, which is the ACCELERATION at that time.

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