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The position of a particle as a function of time is given by r_vec =( 6.60 \hat{ i }+ 2.40 \hat{ j })t^{2}\;{\rm m}, where t is in seconds. What is the particle's speed at t_1 = 2.20 s?

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  1. anonymous
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    Take the derivative with respect to time of r-vector to get the velocity-vector. To take the derivative, take the derivative of each dimensional component. For instance, the x component 6.60's derivative is 0, so the velocity's x component is 0. The y component 2.4t^2 can be differentiated to to 4.8t. Being that it's a vector, you should create a right triangle with both components and solve for the hypotenuse (final vector), but there's no x component so just plug in 2.2 for t in 4.8(t) for your answer.

  2. anonymous
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    someone else posted this question or similar. anyway, basically didnt read the previous answer but i did see derivative. which is what u need to do. first derivative. then just plug in ur t and getv :) eazy peazy :)

  3. anonymous
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    that didnt work. i had tried that already. when you take the derivative of (6.6+2.4)t^2 you get 13.2t+4.8t which would be your velocity at at 2.2 seconds your speed should be 39.6. BUT doing this on mastering phyusics it tell me the answer is incorrect.

  4. anonymous
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    You're multiplying wrong. I got a solution of 10.56.

  5. anonymous
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    Actually, that was an unhelpful answer. Give me some time to do it all out.

  6. anonymous
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    the correct answer is 30.9

  7. anonymous
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    which equates to \[\sqrt{6.6^2 + 2.4^2} *2.2 * 2\] where 2.2= t and 2 came from the derivative

  8. anonymous
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    Huh, could you type out your problem without using LaTeX? Maybe it copied badly in your asking of it.

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    This should be able to solve any "find the velocity given this position vector" in 2D.

  11. anonymous
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    \[r=(6.6 i + 2.4 j)t^{2}\]

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