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    Acceleration/velocity model

    A particle moving along the x-axis is subject to a constant accelerating force of kN and a resistive force proportional to velocity with constant of proportionality p . Determine a general solution for position x(t) for x in meters and t in seconds.


    So far I have the d.e. setup as m v' = k N - p v(t)

    Any help will be appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirosu View Post
    A particle moving along the x-axis is subject to a constant accelerating force of kN and a resistive force proportional to velocity with constant of proportionality p . Determine a general solution for position x(t) for x in meters and t in seconds.


    So far I have the d.e. setup as m v' = k N - p v(t)

    Any help will be appreciated!
    It looks good to me, so long as your accelerating force is acting in the positive direction.

    -Dan
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