Question #111386

A particle moves along the X axis. Its position varies with time according to the function X(t) = 4t – 2t2, where X is in meters and t is in seconds.

1. Calculate the velocity of the particle V(t)

my answer was (0s,3s)????

2.) Calculate the acceleration of the particle a(t)

My answer was (-2,2s)???

3.) Calculate the velocity at t=2.5 s

dont get that one

4) Calculator the position at time t=3.5

dont get this either

thank you

1. Calculate the velocity of the particle V(t)

my answer was (0s,3s)????

2.) Calculate the acceleration of the particle a(t)

My answer was (-2,2s)???

3.) Calculate the velocity at t=2.5 s

dont get that one

4) Calculator the position at time t=3.5

dont get this either

thank you

Expert's answer

1).Speed is the time derivative of the equation of motion

"V(t)=\\frac{dx(t)}{dt}=\\frac{d(4t-2t^2)}{dt}=4-4t m\/s"

i.e

"V(t)=4-4t m\/s"

2).acceleration is the time derivative of speed

"a(t)=\\frac{dV(t)}{dt}=\\frac{d(4-4t)}{dt}=-4 m\/s^2"

i.e

"a(t)=-4 m\/s^2"

3.) Speed at t = 2.5 s

"V(2.5)=4-4 \\cdot 2.5=4-10=-6 m\/s"

4) The position of the particle at time t = 3.5 s

"x(3.5)=4t-2t^2=4 \\cdot 3.5-2 \\cdot 3.5^2=14-24.5=-10.5 m"

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