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1. https://8a40d6c38bafca75cc407741c0f3...%20Edexcel.pdf
Question 6 part B
I cant seem to understand the limits used on the intergration, the boundary conditions are rather vague, "initial speed is 4m/s". Do we just assign this as 0m? does this calculate the relative distance? help pls.

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2. (Original post by shehab77)
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If you find this particular method slightly hard to follow, then you can adopt the slightly longer method which is to calculate the general solution.

i.e: we have which gets us

Then you use the condition when to find . And then you can find when .
3. Thanks a lot! I did that, but dont know where I went wrong. Also you missed a zero in x=-10000/3....
4. (Original post by shehab77)
Thanks a lot! I did that, but dont know where I went wrong. Also you missed a zero in x=-10000/3....
Wait, are you saying it's sorted now or...?

Yeah, I did. Typo on my part.
5. (Original post by shehab77)
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For v:
The limits on v are clear at 4 and 8.

For x:
Since we are looking for relative distance, wherever she starts, she goes a distance D, say.

For ease of computation, we can set our limits as 0 and D, corresponding to the velocities 4 and 8 respectively.

But we're not actually told that x=0 when v=4. We could set the limits to s and s+D, and it would still work.
6. (Original post by Zacken)
Wait, are you saying it's sorted now or...?

Yeah, I did. Typo on my part.
Yep its sorted!

(Original post by ghostwalker)
For v:
The limits on v are clear at 4 and 8.

For x:
Since we are looking for relative distance, wherever she starts, she goes a distance D, say.

For ease of computation, we can set our limits as 0 and D, corresponding to the velocities 4 and 8 respectively.

But we're not actually told that x=0 when v=4. We could set the limits to s and s+D, and it would still work.
Relative distance is what I was looking for! Thanks guys! M3 on 18th May, still have complete Statics of rigid bodies chapter to go

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