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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A buzzing fly moves in a helical path given by the equation

r(t) =ibsin [tex]\omega[/tex]t +jbcos [tex]\omega[/tex]t +kct[tex]^{2}[/tex]

Show that the magnitude of the acceleration of the fly is constant, providedb, [tex]\omega[/tex], andcare constant.

3. The attempt at a solution

x =bsin [tex]\omega[/tex]t

y =bcos [tex]\omega[/tex]t

z =ct[tex]^{2}[/tex]

In class we did a similar problem, but in that problem we had to find the trajectory in space. I'm a little slow, but it's just not helping me with this one. Same with the textbook. I'll go to my teacher if Ihaveto.

I'm not asking someone to do the problem, just get me started. Once that happens, I'll try to go over it here in case I have more questions. Thank you!

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# Homework Help: Showing acceleration is constant

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