# A three-wheeler starts from rest, accelerates uniformly with 1 m s-2 on a straight road for 10 s, and then moves with uniform velocity. Plot the distance covered by the vehicle during the nth second (n = 1,2,3….) versus n. What do you expect this plot to be during accelerated motion: a straight line or a parabola?

# Answer:

Straight line

Distance covered by a body in nth second is
given by the relation

Where,

u = Initial velocity

a = Acceleration

a = Acceleration

n = Time = 1, 2, 3, ..... ,n

In the given case,

In the given case,

u = 0 and a = 1 m/s

^{2}
Dn → n … (iii)

Now, substituting
different values of n in equation (iii), we get the following table:

The plot between n and Dn will be a straight
line as shown:

Since the given
three-wheeler acquires uniform velocity after 10 s, the line will be parallel to the time-axis after n = 10 s.

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