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Homework Help: Calculating Average Velocity from Acceleration?

  1. Sep 24, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    This is a real world application I'm attempting to solve, but I'm unsure how to get started.

    I have three contiguous segments of equal length and I know the average velocity for the first two segments. Assuming constant (but unknown) acceleration, how can I calculate the average velocity of the third segment?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I've plugged a bunch of numbers into a spreadsheet, but I only have a basic understanding of differential calculus (and even less of an understanding of integral calculus), so I'm not getting too far. :(
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 24, 2013 #2
    OK... so I think I have this so far...

    acceleration = (v2 - v1) / distance
    v3 = v2 + acceleration?
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