PS1-4 - Problem Set 1: Problem 4. Problem: A particle's...

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Problem Set 1: Problem 4. Problem: A particle’s position is given by x = L [( t/ τ ) 3 3( t/ τ 1) 2 ] ,where L and τ are characteristic length and time scales. Compute the time at which the acceleration is zero. What are the position and velocity of the particle at this time? Solution: First, to simplify the differentiation process, rewrite the particle’s position as follows. x = L τ 3 J t 3 3 τ ( t τ ) 2 o The velocity of the particle is
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