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Velocity Acceleration and Displacement

  1. Oct 3, 2009 #1
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    Hi am a physics beginner love it but seem to have issues with understanding Linear motion .. Anyway i have a question ..will be glad if could help .
    " A car moves along a road in such a way that the distance x ,traveled in a time t ,is given by x=a+bt(to the power 3) where A and B have constant values of 3.5m and 2.5ms-3 respectively .
    Derive expressions for the velocity and acceleration as a function of time and calculate the values of displacement ,velocity and acceleration at t=2.0s .
    Then draw a rough sketch to show how the velocity and acceleration vary with time..
    Thanks ...

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  3. Oct 3, 2009 #2


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    ok so you know that x=A+Bt3 and you are given A and B, now write down the equation of x with A and B with their respective values.

    How do you find velocity when given displacement as a function of time? (i.e. what is the relation between velocity, displacement and time?

    Similar for acceleration.

    EDIT: Read up on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinematics" [Broken]
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