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    Total distance formula...

    I want to know the formula for total distance traveled by the particle.

    absolute value something....I forget.


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    Quote Originally Posted by qbkr21 View Post
    I want to know the formula for total distance traveled by the particle.
    You must integrate the speed function over the time interval.
    The “absolute value” you referred to may be notation for the speed function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qbkr21 View Post
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    Given a function v(t) for the velocity of a particle, the speed of the particle is |v(t)|. The distance travelled (for a particle moving in 1-D anyway) will be:
    d = Int[|v(t)|dt ,t]

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