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1. Homework Statement
A particle is dropped from rest, at the surface, into a tank containing oil
The acceleration of the particle in the oil is a = g – kv
where g is the gravitational acceleration and –kv being denoted by
the resistance put on the particle by the oil.
Solve for x as a function of time!
3. The Attempt at a Solution
I'm attaching an image file containing my calculations.
As can be seen I get a differential equation of the second order
but as I proceed to solve this equation and try to determine the
constants the whole thing turns into ZERO?!!?! What am I doing wrong??
A particle is dropped from rest, at the surface, into a tank containing oil
The acceleration of the particle in the oil is a = g – kv
where g is the gravitational acceleration and –kv being denoted by
the resistance put on the particle by the oil.
Solve for x as a function of time!
3. The Attempt at a Solution
I'm attaching an image file containing my calculations.
As can be seen I get a differential equation of the second order
but as I proceed to solve this equation and try to determine the
constants the whole thing turns into ZERO?!!?! What am I doing wrong??
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