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ok I chose e for the zeros
ok I chose e for the zeros
karush said:I'll probably be studying that this spring semester!
A particle at rest in the context of the AP Calculus Exam refers to a point on a graph or a function where the velocity is equal to 0. This means that the particle is not moving and is at a stationary position.
In calculus, the derivative of a function at a certain point represents the instantaneous rate of change of that function at that point. Therefore, when a particle is at rest, its velocity is 0 and the derivative of its position function is also 0.
Yes, a particle can be at rest and still have a non-zero acceleration. This can happen when the particle is at a turning point on a graph, where its velocity is momentarily 0 but its acceleration is not 0.
A particle at rest is represented on a position-time graph as a horizontal line, where the position of the particle does not change over time.
Identifying a particle at rest is important in solving problems involving motion and understanding the behavior of a function. It also helps in determining the maximum and minimum values of a function, which is crucial in optimization problems.