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Physics project help?

  1. Oct 7, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I am supposed to use the data provided to plot py vs px vs time and use v1 px to plot v1 potential vs time.

    2. Relevant equations
    I am assuming I must use w=theta/time for py/px

    and this is where I am stuck is py/px the same think, or is there a separate equation for those? or is it the provided P in the project?

    3. The attempt at a solution
    This project has me really confused at the moment so this post may not make a lot of sense. I have uploaded the project.

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    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014
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  3. Oct 7, 2014 #2


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    If I've understood correctly it actually says to plot..

    Py vs Px

    The table gives values for theta and P which you can convert to components Px and Py. See the diagram to the right of the table.
  4. Oct 7, 2014 #3
    So, to get to px and py, would I use an equation involving theta and P? Or how would I do that?
  5. Oct 7, 2014 #4


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    Yes. I would suggest ...

    Px = P*Cos(theta)
    Py = P*Sin(theta)

    Try a spreadsheet?

    PS: I'm not at all familiar with heart monitoring!
  6. Oct 7, 2014 #5
    umm..does anybody know if my graph should look like this?

    Sorry had the wrong graph. (it should not look like the graph in this photo)

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