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    Finding the average velocity

    Describe the difference in finding the average velocity over an interval given the position function, s(t), and the velocity function, v(t).

    I'm having trouble understand thing problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iyppxstahh View Post
    Describe the difference in finding the average velocity over an interval given the position function, s(t), and the velocity function, v(t).

    I'm having trouble understand thing problem.
    I think it's like this:

    Let a = initial time, b = final time

    average velocity is V = (1/(b-a))*Integral(v(t)dt)

    where the limits of the integral are a to b.

    When you're given s(t), your job is made easier because the above equation turns into

    V = (1/(b-a))*Integral((ds/dt)dt) = (1/(b-a))(s(b)-s(a))

    I hope everything is clear.. I've been finding LaTeX a little cumbersome lately so I sometimes use it, sometimes not.

    Someone please correct me if this is wrong as I have not worked with these for a while.
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    Hmm....I'll have to look closer into it. Thanks again!
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