Kinematics | Problem 1.4

Irodov I.E. - Problems in General Physics (1981)

PHYSICAL FUNDAMENTALS OF MECHANICS | Kinematics

Problem 1.4

Task:

A point moves rectilinearly in one direction. Fig.1.1 shows the distance \( s \) traversed by the point as a function of the time \( t \).

Using the plot find:

 (a) the average velocity of the point during the time of motion;

 (b) the maximum velocity;

 (c) the time moment \( t_0 \) at which the instantaneous velocity is equal to the mean velocity averaged over the first \( t_0 \) seconds.

Solution: