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Question about flux

  1. Oct 21, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The second picture contains the problem statement.
    I am having a bit of trouble drawing the graphs asked for.

    2. Relevant equations
    See below


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have drawn what I think is correct. In the first graph, I show the flux of the cart must increase from a to a/2 and go down to zero at point b. I have then used the same idea from b to a, but I am unsure if this is correct. I have modeled the rate of change in the second graph linearly, but I would like to know if it should be a trigonometric model.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     

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  3. Oct 22, 2013 #2

    rude man

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    Your rate drawing is incorrect.

    The rate of flux is just the slope of the flux. So graph the slope of the top figure onto the bottom figure.
     
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