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Ravenatic20

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## Homework Statement

A buzzing fly moves in a helical path given by the equation

r(t) =

**i**

*b*sin [tex]\omega[/tex]t +

**j**

*b*cos [tex]\omega[/tex]t +

**k**

*ct*[tex]^{2}[/tex]

Show that the magnitude of the acceleration of the fly is constant, provided

*b*, [tex]\omega[/tex], and

*c*are constant.

## The Attempt at a Solution

x =

*b*sin [tex]\omega[/tex]t

y =

*b*cos [tex]\omega[/tex]t

z =

*ct*[tex]^{2}[/tex]

In class we did a similar problem, but in that problem we had to find the trajectory in space. I'm a little slow, but it's just not helping me with this one. Same with the textbook. I'll go to my teacher if I

**have**to.

I'm not asking someone to do the problem, just get me started. Once that happens, I'll try to go over it here in case I have more questions. Thank you!