Hey all i was doing this mechanics 1 question but two parts of it dont make sense to me so i was wondering if i was doing the question correct.

**Find velocity of the particle, \(\displaystyle \dot{x}(t) \) for \(\displaystyle t > 0 \)**
\(\displaystyle \ddot{x} = \sin t. \) Integrating this gives
\(\displaystyle \dot{x} = - \cos t + c \)
Now thats the bit that tricks me, its says for t > 0. But we are not given any conditions for t > 0. So do i just plug in where \(\displaystyle t = 0, \dot{x}=0 \)

hence \(\displaystyle c = 0?\)

\(\displaystyle

\therefore \dot{x} = - \cos t\)

**The same problem when finding the position of the particle for t>0.**
Do i just integrate \(\displaystyle \dot{x}\) and sub in where t=0, x=0 ?

**Finally, i dont have a clue on how to draw the distance or the velocity.**
Hopefully you lot can help me out,

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Thanks.

You found the velocity required for question 1,

\(\displaystyle \frac{dx}{dy} = -cost + c \) for \(\displaystyle t > 0 \)

This is the velocity for all the points greater then t. It doesn't ask for any more then this, and if you notice, in the second question it asks us to graph the above function. That is how you'll know what the values will be.

Note though that,

\(\displaystyle y^{ \prime } (0)= 0 = -1 + c \) so \(\displaystyle c = 1 \) and

\(\displaystyle y^{ \prime } = -cost + 1 \)

For question 2,

We need to graph \(\displaystyle y^{ \prime } = -cost + 1 \)

You can either do this via tech (i.e. tx calculator or an online grapher) or you can notice that this graph is really just a translated version of \(\displaystyle cost\)

You know how to draw \(\displaystyle cost\) right? So draw that on paper for the given period, then draw the negative of that because we have \(\displaystyle - cost\) then after doing that, add 1 to account for our constant. This will get you the graph,

For Question 3,

\(\displaystyle \frac{dx}{dy} = -cost + 1 \)

\(\displaystyle x(t) = distance = -sint + x + c \)

Sketch this in the same way as the other one