# Kinematics Problem and final velocity

1. Sep 10, 2004

### Brett

Problem: The acceleration of a particle is given by Ax(t) = -2.00m/s^2 + (3.00m/s^2)t. A) Find the initial velocity such that the particle will have the same x-coordinate at t= 4.00s as it had at t= 0. B) What will the velocity be at t= 4.00s?

Work so far:

Integrated to get these:

Vx(t) = -2t + (3/2)t^2
x(t) = -t^2 + (1/2)t^3

I am just stuck on what to do. I dont need it worked out as much as I just need a push in the right direction. Thanks.

2. Sep 10, 2004

### PureEnergy

Both your equations are wrong. When you integrated the acceleration, you forgot about the constant of integration or the initial velocity.

3. Sep 10, 2004

### Brett

So then they are:

Vx(t) = Vi + [-2t + (3/2)t^2]
x(t) = Xi + Vi(t) + [-t^2 + (1/2)t^3]

With Vi meaning initial velocity and Xi meaning initial position.

I just solved it, thanks for the correction.

Last edited: Sep 10, 2004