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The Position Function - x(t so that at each moment in time...

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The Position Function The value of such a function at a particular time t 0 , x(t 0 ) , was an ordinary number which represented the position of the object along a single line. In two and three dimensions, however, the position of an object must be specified by a vector. We therefore need to upgrade our one- dimensional function x(t) to
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Unformatted text preview: x (t) , so that at each moment in time the position of the object is now given in terms of a vector. Whereas x(t) was a scalar-valued function, x (t) is vector-valued. They are both, nevertheless, position functions....
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