You need to know 3 things:
The formula for the circumference of a circle.
The difference between distance and displacement.
The difference between speed and velocity.
Hint: Think scalar vs. vector.
Does that get you started?
Hi All.
What do I need to know to solve this problem;
A vehicle is travelling a semi circular path of 48 metres radius in a time of 7 seconds, I am asked to find the velocity, speed, distance and displacement travelled?
any help appreciated
Hi Knowledge, you said;
You need to know 3 things:
The formula for the circumference of a circle.
The difference between distance and displacement.
The difference between speed and velocity.
Hint: Think scalar vs. vector.
Does that get you started?
I said. These I already know, what I don't know is how to include the time and work it out?
Sorry?
Well, if you know all of the above, then I don't see how you cannot understand where to include time and work out the solutions.
For example, velocity is a vector (includes both magnitude and direction) calculated by dividing the change in position (displacement) by the change in time:
Hi Knowledge, thanks for that info, my misunderstanding when reading the text books is whether my vehicle travelling round a semi-circle should be in Rad/s because the vehicle is going circler motion, or just m/s. I didn't know how to include the time because none of the examples i read included time in circler motion.
Although I know the difference between speed, velocity, distance and displacement, I miss the point where knowing these terms can work out the result of my question?
So I have c = 2 x pie x radius in my example = 301.6 metres around the circumference, then 301.6/7 = 43.1 m/s which is not necessarily Rad/s?