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Unformatted text preview: between 3 and 4. Finally, from (4) we know that x(6) = 1 . Because the elephant always moves "at a steady pace," we can plot these known points on the graph of the position function and fill in the rest by drawing straight lines between them. The final position function, defined for t valued between 0 and 6, looks like: Figure %: The position function for an elephant on a tightrope. Unlike other position functions we've discussed thus far, this one cannot be written as a single equation--algebraically it must be defined in pieces. For this reason it's a little easier to represent the solution graphically....
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course PHYSICS 010 taught by Professor - during the Fall '09 term at Montgomery.
- Fall '09