Displacement of a particle

Ok I'm guessing this is simple harmonic motion?

I don't understand how these values relate to the displacement at all, can anyone help?

The displacement, *d*, in cm, of a particle is given by

*d* = 3 sin(40 π *t*) – 4 cos( 40 π *t* ) *t* ≥ 0

· Find expressions for the velocity and acceleration of the particle

· Calculate the velocity and acceleration when *t* = 2

· Determine when the particle is first at rest

· Calculate the displacement and acceleration when the particle is at rest

(π = pi)

Thanks!

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Find the derivative to get the velocity, and the second derivative to find the acceleration with respect to time.

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**srh** Are you sure?

Yes.

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Then when is the particle at rest?

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Particle at rest when velocity =0.

and then solve for t....

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Thanks for your time but that doesn't help me in the slightest I'm afraid.

Can this be explained in a more simplistic way?

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Also the π symbol is supposed to be the pi symbol

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**srh** Also the π symbol is supposed to be the pi symbol

Use the *reply with quote* tab. On the tool bar you see that is the LaTeX rap.

[TEX]\pi [/TEX] gives .

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The displacement, d, in cm, of a particle is given by

d = 3 sin(40 π t) – 4 cos( 40 π t ) t ≥ 0

· Find expressions for the velocity and acceleration of the particle

So we know how to get velocity and acceleration i.e.

--> **which is the derivative of displacement**

--> **which is the derivative of the velocity**.

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Calculate the velocity and acceleration when t = 2

now we substitute t=2 into the above:

Say the part you don't understand (Hi)

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**srh** Thanks for your time but that doesn't help me in the slightest I'm afraid.

Can this be explained in a more simplistic way?

For this problem to make any sense to you at all, you have to know some Calculus. Are you taking a Calculus course? If not, what course is this for?

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I'm studying mechanical engineering, I've got only a basic grasp of calculus from what I've been able to teach myself online.

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These are equations that describe the motion.

Let's take a simple example

displacement = t for

For the 1st second: displacement = 1 cm

For the 2nd second: displacement = 2 cm and so on....

One can easily that the velocity is 1cm per second.

So how do we do this mathematically,

we use the formula = derivative of displacement

from now on I will use *s* to refer to displacement...

velocity = **(****t**)= 1 cm per second.

Now to calculate the acceleration:

You the same as above but now you take the derivative of the velocity, so we get

acceleration = **(1)**= 0.

You can verify this by seeing that the velocity is constant.

Second example

for

For the 1st second: displacement = 1 cm

For the 2nd second: displacement = 4 cm and so on....

we use the formula = derivative of displacement

from now on I will use *s* to refer to displacement...

velocity = ** **= 2t cm per second.

so if t=1, v= 2(1) = 2; if t=2, v= 2(2) = 4

Now to calculate the acceleration:

acceleration = **(2t)**= 2cm per second squared.

__Now apply the same principles to your equations...__(Nod)