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Homework Help: Can anybody help me to find acceleration

  1. Apr 15, 2016 #1
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    what is the acceleration for this equation Δx=4.0t+3.0t2
    and thank you a lot
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  3. Apr 15, 2016 #2


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  4. Apr 15, 2016 #3
    and i also think the acceleration is equal to 6 m/s2
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  7. Apr 15, 2016 #6
    So, are you able to articulate your question?
  8. Apr 15, 2016 #7
    One hint
    What if you made the time interval infinitesimally small?
    Wouldn't v=delta x/delta t (t tends to 0) become dx/dt
    Do the same thing with the velocity
    You should be able to get a=d^2x/dt^2
    And yes you get v=4+6t
    And a =dv/dt=6
    Your answer is correct

  9. Apr 15, 2016 #8
  10. Apr 15, 2016 #9
    but can you me without calculus
  11. Apr 15, 2016 #10
    If v0 is the initial velocity (at time 0) and a is a constant acceleration, the velocity v at time t is ##v=v_0+at##. The average velocity between time 0 and time t is $$v_{ave}=\frac{v_0+v}{2}=v_0+\frac{1}{2}at$$The distance traveled is equal to the average velocity times the time:
  12. Apr 16, 2016 #11
    then i should do that
  13. Apr 16, 2016 #12
    Yes. You were asking for a non-calculus derivation, so this is it.
  14. Apr 16, 2016 #13
    thank you
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