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In the kinematic equation x = x0 + v0 * t + .5 * a * t^2, can someone give me an example in which x0 has a value that is not zero?

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In the kinematic equation x = x0 + v0 * t + .5 * a * t^2, can someone give me an example in which x0 has a value that is not zero?

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Ok, is there an example where both x and x0 are both not zero?

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Indeed! Good luck with your studies friend :)

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Thanks

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Not really. It depends on where you want the origin of your system of coordinates to be. In WBN's example, he chose the ground as origin. That's why x_0 in his case was 5m. For the same example he could have chosen its origin 5 meters above the ground, in which case x_0 would have been 0.

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Ok, I see.

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