# Thread: instantaneous velocity problem!

1. ## instantaneous velocity problem!

The displacement (in feet) of a certain particle moving in a straight line is given by $s = t^3/6$, where t is measured in seconds.
(a) Fins the average velocity over the following time periods.
(i) [1,3]
(ii) [1,2]
(iii) [1,1.5]
(iv) [1,1.1]

(b) Find the instantaneous velocity when t=1

2. Originally Posted by yoman360
The displacement (in feet) of a certain particle moving in a straight line is given by $s = t^3/6$, where t is measured in seconds.
(a) Fins the average velocity over the following time periods.
(i) [1,3]
(ii) [1,2]
(iii) [1,1.5]
(iv) [1,1.1]

(b) Find the instantaneous velocity when t=1
For 1-4, find $V_a=\frac{s(b)-s(a)}{b-a}$

For b) find $V_i=s'(1)$

Average means secant, instantaneous means tangent.

3. Originally Posted by VonNemo19
For 1-4, find $V_a=\frac{s(b)-s(a)}{b-a}$

For b) find $V_i=s'(1)$

Average means secant, instantaneous means tangent.
Thanks VonNemo for helping me with both of my questions. I'll try it and if I get it incorrect I'll be back

4. Originally Posted by yoman360
Thanks...
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5. Originally Posted by VonNemo19
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Thank you so much! I'm done

6. Originally Posted by yoman360
Thank you so much! I'm done

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