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Old 21st December 2015, 12:56 PM
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The area under a graph is the product of the X and Y axes.

So, if acceleration is in units of metres per second ^2, and time is in seconds, multiply seconds by metres per second ^2 and you get metres per second, which is a velocity.

Why you would want to plot acceleration against time, I don't know.

Don't forget that anything slowing down exhibits negative acceleration so the plot on your chart will go below the axis.
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