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yosimba2000

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## Homework Statement

Find the average current. The problem and given solution are in Untitled.png.

## Homework Equations

RMS = sqrt((1/T)(integral of x^2 dt from 0 to T))

## The Attempt at a Solution

From time 0 to 1, the equation describing current is 10t^2.

From time 1 to 2, the equation describing current is 0.

So RMS = sqrt((1/T)integral(10t^2 dt from 0 to 1)) + sqrt((1/T)integral(0 dt from 1 to 2)), where I use T = 1 for both T's because the 10t^2 occurs over 1 second, and the 0 amps also occurs over 1 second.

But I get the wrong answer...

Where did the book answer get 1/2 for the coefficient?