A particle moves in the x-y plane under the constraint that its velocity is always directed towards a point on the x-axis whose absicissa is some given function of time f(t). Show that for f(t) differentiable, but otherwise arbitrary, the constraint is non-holonomic.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

All I could infer from the above question is:

x = Cf(t)

C is a constant.

If the velocity is directed towards a point on the x-axis, is the same point?

Could someone guide me in the right direction?

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# Homework Help: Help in defining constraint

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