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4-76.

The graph at right shows the velocity of an object over time defined by the function $v(t) = −0.5t^2 + 3t + 1$.

1. Use your graphing calculator to evaluate $\int _ { 0 } ^ { 4 } ( - 0.5 t ^ { 2 } + 3 t + 1 ) d t$.

You should get $17\frac{1}{3}$

2. What does the result in part (a) find?

You just calculated the area under a velocity graph.

3. What does$\frac { d } { d t } ( v ( t ) )$ represent?

Translation 1: What is the derivative of a velocity function?
Translation 2: What is the slope function of a velocity function?

Translation 3: If velocity is the derivative of position, then what is the derivative of velocity?

4. What would the units be in part (c)?

Evaluate and simplify: $\frac{v(t)}{t}$, where $v(t)=\frac{\text{feet}}{\text{seconds}}$ and $t=$ seconds.