It is crucial that all senior physics students are able to create and interpret graphs.  This includes the basics – such as labelling axes, including units where relevant and correct placement of the dependent/independent variables.  However, physicists are often concerned with the gradient of a linear (straight line) plot.  Variables for each axis are chosen to create a linear and useful gradient.

The slides cover these concepts and include an graphing activity.  Note that the slides have been expanded with more examples.

Powerpoint slides

An Excel graph including line of best fit.


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