- Homework Statement:
An ant is moving along a rubber band at velocity
v = 1 cm/s. One end of the rubber band (the one from which
the ant started) is fixed to a wall, the other (initially at dis-
tance L = 1 m from the wall) is pulled at u = 1 m/s. Will the
ant reach the other end of the band? If yes then when will it
- Relevant Equations:
approach is : we can use the relative position on
the band which fraction k of the rubber is left behind starts with k = 0, and k = 1 corresponds to the ant reaching the end of the band .
why can't we use Cartesian coordinates and in which way to proceed?