Mechanics. Speed.

1. Feb 14, 2014

LagrangeEuler

One question. In the text

http://locomat.loria.fr/napier/napier1619construction.pdf

author calculate

$y′_β=−10^7a^t lna$
for
$y_β=10^7a^t$
(see pages 4 and 5)
why minus sign in derivative? $y_{\beta}'$ is speed. And they use minus sign as I see just to obtain positive quantity for $y′_β=10^7a^t lna$. Is there any relation between that sign and motion of the particle? Particle moves in the some law of geometric progression.

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2. Feb 14, 2014

Staff: Mentor

This link is not complete. It gives me a "Not Found" error in my Web browser. Could you please post a correct version of it?

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3. Feb 14, 2014

LagrangeEuler

Try now.

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