The graph at right shows the distance a bicyclist travels from Oshkosh to a town
Describe the velocity of the bicyclist.
The velocity is the slope of a distance graph.
The velocity is always positive. The bicyclist accelerates between
and and then decelerates between and . S/he is moving fastest at .
What is the bicyclist’s average velocity?
Average velocity between
Approximate the bicyclist’s instantaneous velocity at
IROC at a point = slope of the tangent line at that point.