## What variable goes on the Y axis on an acceleration graph?

Independent variables are predetermined by the experimenter and can be manipulated to change the measured dependent variable. Independent variables are generally graphed on the x-axis, while dependent variables are generally graphed on the y-axis.

## Does the response variable go on the y axis?

The response variable is always plotted on the y-axis (the vertical axis).

## Why is the dependent variable on the y axis?

The independent variable here is the YEAR and it is plotted on the horizontal axis. The dependent variable is the AVERAGE HEIGHT and this is plotted on the vertical axis. The height is a dependant variable because we are trying to determine a relationship between the year and the height.

## Is acceleration a dependent variable?

Force and acceleration are directly proportional. In this situation, acceleration changes in response to a change of force, so force is the independent variable and acceleration is the dependent variable.

## Is force a independent variable?

On the other hand, if we consider a situation where the two variables namely force and acceleration of a moving body is taken in to account then acceleration depends upon force and accordingly, acceleration here is the dependent variable and force is the independent variable.

## What two variables are acceleration dependent?

Newton’s second law of motion pertains to the behavior of objects for which all existing forces are not balanced. The second law states that the acceleration of an object is dependent upon two variables – the net force acting upon the object and the mass of the object.

## Is acceleration dependent on mass?

The acceleration of an object depends directly upon the net force acting upon the object, and inversely upon the mass of the object. As the mass of an object is increased, the acceleration of the object is decreased.

Calculating acceleration involves dividing velocity by time — or in terms of SI units, dividing the meter per second [m/s] by the second [s]. Dividing distance by time twice is the same as dividing distance by the square of time. Thus the SI unit of acceleration is the meter per second squared .

## Does acceleration affect distance?

Though the distance and the velocity are constantly changing, the acceleration of an object in freefall is always constant. You can have now a lot of different objects covering the same distance (a car, a man, a dog, a snail a rocket…etc.). Each object takes a certain TIME do cover the same distance.