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Homework Help: Final position

  1. Sep 3, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Do you know the equation to find final position on a velocity vs time graph

    Plus on the same graph how do you find the distance traveled, equation wise too from 4 seconds to 15 seconds?

    2. Relevant equations

    No idea

    3. The attempt at a solution

    22 meters but all I need are the equations
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  3. Sep 3, 2007 #2
    No, you don't need any magic equations. Is your graph of velocity a straight slope? Would you know how to find an equation from a graph with y = mx + b?

    Don't just ask for equations without any work or thoughts about anything because I might as well assume you could solve this
    [tex] \dot{y} = \dot{y}(0) + at[/tex]
  4. Sep 3, 2007 #3


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    Is this in one dimension?

    if velocity is given by v(t) = dx(t)/dt, then distance traveled in time interval between ti and tf is given by


    where ti is the initial time and tf is the final time.

    This assumes no acceleration.
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