Unformatted text preview: ends at the current position of the object (see Figure 4.1). In general, the position vector will be time dependent (t). Using the techniques developed in Chapter 3, we can write the position vector in terms of its components: Figure 4.1. Definition of Position Vector. Note : In Chapter 2 we got used to plotting the position of the object, its velocity and its acceleration as function of time. In two or three dimensions, this is much more difficult, and most graphs will show for example the trajectory of the object (without providing direct information concerning the time)....
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