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Motion in 2d/Centripetal Acceleration 
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Oct1104, 10:35 PM

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...sorry for doing this, but having trouble with some problems
1) A particle starts from rest at t=0 at the origin and moves in the xy plane with a constant acceleration of a= (2i + 4j) m/s2. After a time t has elaped, determine (a) the x and y components of velocity. (b) the coordinates of the particle, and (c) the speed of the particle. I get a) Vx= (2t)m/s and Vy=(4t)m/s, but not the rest... and... 2) A ball swings in a vertical circle at the end of a rope 1.5 M long. When it is 36.9* past the lowest point on its way up, the ball's total acceleration is (22.5i + 20.2j) m/s2. For that instant, a) determine the magnitude of its centripetal acceleration, and b) determine the magnitude and direction of its velocity. I know that v^2/R= Ac, but i don't know how to get the velocity:( Any help will be appreciated 


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Oct1104, 10:42 PM

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[tex] \vec{a} = \frac{d \vec{v}}{dt} [/tex] [tex] \vec{v} = \frac{d \vec{r}}{dt} [/tex] [tex] A_{c} = \frac{v^2}{r} [/tex] Refers to Magnitude. 


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Oct1104, 11:11 PM

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but how do i find out the velocity?



#4
Oct1304, 01:07 AM

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Motion in 2d/Centripetal Acceleration
Well I got it. For 1 b) x=t^2m y=2t^2, for c) a^2 + b^2= c^2, c= velocity.
For 2. The angles of the directionals were 36.9 and 53.1, then cos36.9=20.2/x, solve for x, cos53.1= 22.5/x2, solve for x2, add both xs, and you get 62.8 m/s for the magnitude of its centripetal acceleration. For c, v^2/r= aC, we have the aC and r, so v^2/1.5=62.8, simple algebra, and v=9.7m/s. 


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