So I took the derivate of V to get the acceleration, but it ends up with displacement still in the equation I believe, so how do I do this.

SpaceTsunaml Jan 31, 2021

#1**+1 **

The acceleration and velocity are dependent on the displacement ....so the displacement still needs to be in the equation for accel.

Guest Jan 31, 2021

#2**+1 **

okay well how do I solve displacement? The answer for a is a single numerical value, without variables, so I have to be able to solve it somehow.

SpaceTsunaml
Jan 31, 2021

#3**+1 **

You are given the displacement of s = 3

put that in your accel equation to calc accel

Guest Jan 31, 2021

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im talking about question a. the way these problems are supposed to work is a is seperate from b, but b relys on a

SpaceTsunaml
Jan 31, 2021

#5**+1 **

This question a) and b) are not dependent....

maximum velocity ...and acceleration at s = 3 are not the same

take derivative of velocity , set = 0 to find s value where velocity is maximum

use this value of 's' in the given velocity equation to calculate the VALUE of the velocity at the 's' you found....

Guest Jan 31, 2021

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Don't know where ya went....

derivative of the velocity function is the acceleration function....you got that !

derivative of the velocity function __also__ shows the slope of the velocity function at each point

where the slope goes from positive to negative or from negative to positive

the acceleation is too....these are the points where velocity will be a maximum (maybe negative or maybe positive value)

these occur where the acceleration function = 0 (slope = 0 as it goes from pos to neg or neg to pos)

the derivative of the given velocity funtion is given as -10(s^2-4s-4) / (s+4)^2

-10(s^2-4s-4)/(s+4)^2 = 0

-10s^2 +40s+40 = 0 Use Quadratic Formula

s = 2+- 2 sqrt2 these are the points where accel = 0

Plug these values into the orignal __Velocity equation __to calculate the values......pick the one that is maximum (here I do not know if they want most positive or greatest magnitude)

Use s =3 in the derived __ACCELERATION equation__ to calculate the acceleration at s = 3

The graph above should help to verify your answers......

Guest Jan 31, 2021