Section 2.3: Velocity, Acceleration, and Second Derivatives
Key Concepts:
Prior Knowledge:
 Recall Section 2.1 YouTube videos on derivative applications to displacement: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
Lessons for Section 2.3:
Acceleration as the Second Derivative of the Displacement Function
1. Velocity = First Derivative vs. Acceleration = Second Derivative or Derivative of First Derivative
1. Velocity = First Derivative vs. Acceleration = Second Derivative or Derivative of First Derivative
2. Relationships between Displacement (Position), Velocity and Acceleration


3. Determining Velocity and Acceleration Functions
4. Graphical Interpretation of the Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration Functions
5. Graphical Representation of the Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration of a "SlowingDown" object
6. Graphical Representation of Constant Acceleration: Straight Line Motion (UpDown)
5. Graphical Representation of the Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration of a "SlowingDown" object
6. Graphical Representation of Constant Acceleration: Straight Line Motion (UpDown)
7. Distance Graph to Velocity Graph to Acceleration Graph
8. Distance, Velocity and Acceleration (a PowerPoint presentation with examples and practices)
distance_velocity_and_acceleration.ppt  
File Size:  345 kb 
File Type:  ppt 
9. The Graphs of a Function, Its First Derivative and Its Second Derivative
Assigned Practices:
 eBook: Read p. 100 to 106
 eBook: Do exercises on p. 106 #2 to 10
 eBook: InClass exercises p. 109 #11 to 14