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Use the position function to find the velocity and acceleration at time t = 2. S(t) = sqrt(t^2 + 8).

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  1. onegirl
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    @zepdrix can u help?

  2. zepdrix
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    The position function is given by \(\large s(t)=\sqrt{t^2+8}\). The derivative function of position is velocity. \(\large s'(t)=v(t)\). The second dervative of position, which is the first derivative of velocity, is the acceleration function. \(\large s''(t)=v'(t)=a(t)\).

  3. zepdrix
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    So I'll help you along with the first part, I'll bet you can figure out the acceleration based on this. \(\large s'(t)=\dfrac{t}{\sqrt{t^2+8}}\) This is our velocity function, so let's write it like this, \(\large v(t)=\dfrac{t}{\sqrt{t^2+8}}\) They want us to find the velocity at time t=2. \(\large v(\color{royalblue}{2})=\dfrac{\color{royalblue}{2}}{\sqrt{\color{royalblue}{2}^2+8}}\)

  4. zepdrix
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    Understand the process? Now take the derivative of your velocity function to find your acceleration function. \(\large v'(t)=a(t)\) and then again, plug t=2 into it to find the acceleration at that time.

  5. onegirl
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    okay

  6. onegirl
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    so i'm taking the derivative of sqrt(t^2 + 8) right? then i plus in 2 ? @zepdrix

  7. zepdrix
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    You/I took the derivative of sqrt(t^2 + 8) to get velocity. Now take the derivative of velocity to get acceleration. So you're now taking the derivative of \[\large v(t)=\dfrac{t}{\sqrt{t^2+8}}\]

  8. onegirl
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    okay so after i take the derivative of that i subtitute 2 in it right?

  9. zepdrix
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    yes c:

  10. onegirl
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    thanks :)

  11. onegirl
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    @mathsmind here it is

  12. onegirl
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    so i found the derivative of t^2/sqrt(t^2 + 8) and i got 8/t^2 + 8)^3/2 so i substitute the 2 in the t and i got 8/(2^2 + 8)^3/2 which i'm trying to solve now

  13. mathsmind
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    so whats the problem?

  14. onegirl
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    i need to solve 8/(2^2 + 8)^3/2 or should i just leave it like that ?

  15. mathsmind
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    well either u work this out with ur head or use the calculator to get the final answer...

  16. onegirl
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    I did use the calculation but i'm not getting a right answer

  17. onegirl
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    @zepdrix i'm stuck on this one can u help?

  18. onegirl
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    are u there?

  19. onegirl
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    @zepdrix

  20. mathsmind
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    \[s(t) = \sqrt{t^2 + 8}\] \[v(t)=\frac{t}{\sqrt{t^2+8}}\] \[a(t) = \frac{1}{(t^2+8)^{\frac{1}{2}}}-\frac{t^2}{(t^2+8)^{\frac{3}{2}}}\]

  21. onegirl
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    ok

  22. mathsmind
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    now solve for v(2), and a(2) you'll get the answer

  23. onegirl
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    so i should subtitute 2 into t?

  24. mathsmind
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    yes

  25. onegirl
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    okay

  26. onegirl
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    i got 0

  27. mathsmind
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    \[v(2)=\frac{(2)}{\sqrt{(2)^2+8}}\]

  28. mathsmind
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    \[v(2)=\frac{2}{2\sqrt{1+2}}=\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}\]

  29. mathsmind
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    \[m.s^{-1}\]

  30. onegirl
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    what does m.s -1 mean?

  31. mathsmind
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    it means meter per a second, u have to put units

  32. onegirl
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    okay

  33. onegirl
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    so bow i have to solve the problem above?

  34. mathsmind
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    \[a(2) = \frac{1}{((2)^2+8)^{\frac{1}{2}}}-\frac{(2)^2}{((2)^2+8)^{\frac{3}{2}}}\]

  35. onegirl
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    okay so i need to solve that

  36. mathsmind
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    a(2)=0.192 m/s^2

  37. onegirl
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    okay

  38. mathsmind
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    but u really need to know how to differentiate those simple equations ok

  39. onegirl
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    okay

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