Using approximate values, calculate the slope of the curve in Figure 2.62 to verify that the velocity at t = 30.0 s is 0.238 m/s. Assume all values are known to 3 significant figures.
Since the graph is a straight line, we can use any two points to determine the slope of the line. The slope of the position-time graph is the velocity.
The two points are
The velocityis computed as
Therefore, the velocity is 0.238 km/s.