# Video Discussion: Graphing Instantaneous Power

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Name: Graphing Instantaneous Power
Category: Work, Energy, Power
Submitter: Flipping Physics

An 8.53 kg pumpkin is dropped from a height of 8.91 m. Will the graph of instantaneous power delivered by the force of gravity as a function of _____ be linear? If not, what would you change to make the graph linear? (a) Time, (b) Position.
Want Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 Topic.

Content Times:
0:12 The example
1:08 The equation for instantaneous power
1:43 Part (a): Solving for velocity as a function of time
2:55 Part (a): Solving for power as a function of time
3:23 Part (a): Is power as a function of time linear?
4:26 Part (a): Graphing power as a function of time
5:03 Part (b): Solving for velocity as a function of position
5:58 Part (b): Solving for power as a function of position
7:02 Part (b): Is power as a function of position linear?
7:38 Part (b): How can we make the graph linear?
8:33 Part (b): Graphing power squared as a function of position

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