Energy problems/work check

1. Dec 16, 2006

LezardValeth

can someone check my work please thanks, oh btw Im still trying to learn how to use LaTeX mathematical typesetting; I figured itll be slightly faster taking a picture of the problem and my work and posting it here so please bare with me

1. The position of a toy locamotive moving on a straight track along the x-axis is given by the equation x = t^3 - 6t^2 + 9t, where x is in meters and t is in seconds. The net force on the locomotive is equal to 0 when t is equal to (a) zero (b) 2s (c) 3s (d) 4s (e) 5s

(my work)
x = t^3 - 6t^2 + 9t
v = 3t^2 - 12t -- first derivative
a = 6t - 12 -- second derivative
0 = 6t - 12
12 = 6t
t = 2s

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2. Dec 17, 2006

vanesch

Staff Emeritus
Looks ok to me...

BTW, don't count too much on us to systematically check your homework
We want to help with specific difficulties, misunderstandings or so, but we're not here to do the algebra checks for you

3. Dec 17, 2006

LezardValeth

oh haha ^^;; Ill make note of that next time thanks alot though

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