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Average Velocity over intervals

  1. Sep 12, 2009 #1
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    An arrow is shoot up in the air at 50m/s. Its height in meters after t sec. is h=50t-0.36t^2. Find the average velocity over interval [1,1.03], four decimal places.
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  3. Sep 12, 2009 #2


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    this may help (if I remember it correctly)

    [tex]F(x)_{average}=\frac{1}{b-a} \int_{a} ^{b} f(x) dx[/tex]
  4. Sep 12, 2009 #3
    I think this is a simple secant problem where you find the average rate of change between the two points (1, h(1)) and (1.03, h(1.03)) and not the average value of the function.
  5. Sep 12, 2009 #4
    Thanks alot. I knew that but I wanted to make sure.
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