# integration problem

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• Mar 23rd 2010, 04:47 AM
mastermin346
integration problem
Given that $\frac{dp}{dt}=kt^2$ where k is constant.Given also $p=\frac{11}{3}$ and $\frac{dp}{dt}=-2$ when $t=-2.$Express $p$ in term of $t$
• Mar 23rd 2010, 05:03 AM
Archie Meade
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Originally Posted by mastermin346
Given that $\frac{dp}{dt}=kt^2$ where k is constant.Given also $p=\frac{11}{3}$ and $\frac{dp}{dt}=-2$ when $t=-2.$Express $p$ in term of $t$

$\frac{dp}{dt}=kt^2\ \Rightarrow\ p=\frac{k}{3}t^3+C$

$\frac{dp}{dt}=-2\ for\ t=-2\ \Rightarrow\ k(-2)^2=-2\ \Rightarrow\ 4k=-2$

From that you find k and substitute that value of k to find C.

$\frac{11}{3}=\left(-\frac{1}{2}\right)\left(\frac{1}{3}\right)(-2)^3+C$