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**A particle P describes the curve r=be^[Zcot(a)].**

Show that the velocity and acceleration vectors have angles a and 2a with OP (O is the origin).

Z is actually theta, the angle the position vector makes with the x axis. Its derivative to time is w, a constant here. B and a are constants.

Show that the velocity and acceleration vectors have angles a and 2a with OP (O is the origin).

Z is actually theta, the angle the position vector makes with the x axis. Its derivative to time is w, a constant here. B and a are constants.

I'm stumped!!!!

I work out v as: bcot(a)we^(Zcot(a)).[e_1] + bwe^('').[e_2]

Even with them worked out I am stumped as to show that^^^^

Any pointers???

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