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Calculus II:
Starting at s = 0 when t = 0, an object moves along a line so that its velocity at time t is v(t) = 2t  4 centimeters per second. How long will it take to get to s = 12? To travel a total distance of 12 centimeters?
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Calculus II: Starting at s = 0 when t = 0, an object moves along a line so that its velocity at time t is v(t) = 2t  4 centimeters per second. How long will it take to get to s = 12? To travel a total distance of 12 centimeters?
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ktklownBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
hold on, i'll compute and see if it matches
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patbatE21Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
v(t) = 2t  4 s(t) = integral 2t  4 = 2t^2  4t + C 0 = 0^2 4(0) + C t^2  4t = 12 t^2 4t 12=0 (t6)(t2) t= 6 considering time is never negative
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patbatE21Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Grrrrrrr Idk HHHHEEEEELLLLLPPPPPP
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Arnab09Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
that will be (t6)(t+2)
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Arnab09Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
second thing, u have made the displacement 0, but actually distance is needed
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Arnab09Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
sorry, u have made displacement 12 :)
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ktklownBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
yes since the velocity starts out negative, the object is going backwards at first, then goes forwards. do you want the total displacement to be 12 or the position from the starting point to be 12?
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patbatE21Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Arnab09 would that mean I would have to integrate as suchdw:1321863723148:dw
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Arnab09Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
total distance covered, i guess
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ktklownBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
if you want the total displacement to be 12, then you first solve to find out where the object stopped (0 velocity) by setting v(t)=0. then plug in that t value to s(t).
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patbatE21Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ktklown the total distance
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ktklownBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
OK, so first solve to see where the object changed direction. that happened when v(t)==0, i.e. at t=2
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ktklownBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
at t=2 the object was at 4. then it starts going forward, so its total displacement will equal 12 when it reaches +4
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ktklownBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
i.e. from start (0) to 4, then from 4 back to 0 for a total of 8, then from 0 to +4 for a total of 12
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ktklownBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
it looks like that happens at 2+2sqrt(3) =t
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Arnab09Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yeah,@ ktklown, u r right :)
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Arnab09Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
put the position 8 inspite of 12, u will get the answer
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ktklownBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
It looks like, from reading the original question, they want to know both answers. First when does it reach s=12, and second when does it travel a total of 12 (in which case we do the other computation we just finished)
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Arnab09Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
in the question, the term is 'distance', not 'displacement' so the second method is correct, definitely..
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patbatE21Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I've worked it out 4 times today, I'm probably just bad at this
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ktklownBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
well it specifically says "s=12", so it seems to me like they are asking both versions. i don't know, it's not very clearly worded
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Arnab09Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
maybe, if s (displacement) =12, then t^24t=12 and t=6
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ktklownBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
yeah, if i were doing this as homework i'd probably write the answer for both interpretations
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