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AP® Physics C: Mechanics

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Acceleration vs. Time Graph: Golf Cart Race

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Donald is standing near the ${ 9 }^{ th }$ hole, waiting for his friend Chris to return with the golf cart. Chris is in such a hurry to get to the next hole that he does not slow down as he passes Donald. The graph below shows the velocity vs. time graph for both Donald and Chris, as Donald tries to catch up to the cart.

Note: The solid line shows Donald's motion; the dashed line shows the golf cart's motion.

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Which of the following graphs correctly shows Donald’s acceleration as a function of time?

A

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B

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C

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D

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E

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