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Homework Help: Re: Axis Transformation, time -> distance

  1. Jun 15, 2006 #1
    Hi all,

    I have a graph, plotted as Force vs. Time. Now, I want to plot the graph as Force vs. Distance. I'm taking distance = 1/2(F/mass)*(t^2). I think this is the right way to do it, but just need some confirmation.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
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  3. Jun 15, 2006 #2

    Tide

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    That would work only if the force is constant. Generally, the relation between distance and time is a bit more complicated:

    [tex]x-x_0 = v_0 t + \int_{0}^{t}\int_{0}^{t'}\frac {F(t'')}{m}dt'' dt'[/tex]
     
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