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PROBLEM SET 2

Part 1 VARIABLE ACCELERATION
1. The rectilinear motion of a particle is given by S=V2-9 where S is in meter and V is meter
per second. When t=0, S=0 and V=3m/s. Determine (a) relation between S and t, (b)
relation between V and t, (c) relation between a and t.
2. A car is travelling at the speed V0 on a straight level road. After the brakes are applied at 𝑡
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t=0, the motion can be approximated by 𝑥 = 100 − 𝑡 2 + 17𝑡 where x is the distance
traveled in meters and t is the time in seconds. Determine (a) value of V0 (b) distance
required for the car to stop (c) maximum acceleration during braking.
3. A curvilinear motion of a particle is defined by Vx=40-15t and y=75-3t2 where Vx is in
meter per second. It is also known that x=0 when t=0. Determine (a) the second value of
time “t” when “x” will be equal to zero, (b) velocity when x=0 at the second value of time,
(c) acceleration when X=0 at the second value of time.
4. The rocket starts from rest t=0 and travels straight up. Its height above the ground can
be approximated by the function S=bt2+ct4 where “b” and “c” are constants. At t=10sec
the rockets velocity and acceleration are V=229 m/s and a=28.2 m/s2. Determine (a) “S”
at t=5sec (b) velocity at t=5sec (c) acceleration at t=5sec.
5. The acceleration of a point is a=20t m/s2. When t=0, S=40m and V=-10m/s. Determine
(a) position of the point at t=3sec (b) velocity of the point at t=3sec (c) acceleration of the
point at t=3sec.
6. A race car starts from rest and accelerates at a=5+2t m/s2 for 10 sec. The brakes are
then applied and the car has constant acceleration of a=-30m/s2 until it comes to rest.
Determine (a) maximum velocity (b) total distance traveled (c) total time of travel.
7. The acceleration of a point moving along a straight line a=4t+2 (m/s2). When t=2sec, the
position of the point is S=36m and when t=4sec, its position S=90m. Determine (a)
acceleration of the point when t=4sec (b) velocity of the point when t=4sec (c) position of
the point when t=3sec.
8. The velocity of a particle which moves along the S-axis is given by V=2-4t+5t3/2 where t
is in seconds and V in meters per second. The particle is at the position So=3m when
t=0. Determine (a) position S when t=3sec. (b) velocity of the particle when t=3sec. (c)
acceleration of the particle when t=3sec.
9. The motion of a particle is governed by the relation a=4t2 where a is in m/s2 and t is in
seconds. When t is zero, V=2m/s and S=4m. Determine (a) velocity when t=2sec (b)
distance when t=2sec (c) acceleration when t=2sec.
10. The velocity of a particle moving along the x axis is defined by V=x3-4x3+6x where V is in
m/s and x is in m. Determine (a) velocity when x=2m (b) acceleration when x=2m.

DYNAMICSmks1516

the car decelerates uniformly at a constant rate of 11m/s2. A train upon passing point A at a speed of 72 kph accelerates at 0.2 Part 2 MOTION CURVES 11. DYNAMICSmks1516 . A car accelerates uniformly from zero to 12m/sec2 in 8 seconds starting from rest. 12. the deceleration being shown in the diagram. Determine (a) velocity after 8 seconds (b) distance traveled after 6 seconds (c) total distance traveled after 8 seconds.0m/s2. The acceleration is increasing uniformly from zero to 8m/s2 in seconds. Determine (a) the time when the deceleration becomes zero (b) speed of the train before the brakes were applied (c) stopping distance.75 m/s2 for one minute along a straight path then decelerates at 1. Determine (a) velocity of the car after 12 seconds (b) distance traveled after 10 seconds (c) total distance traveled after 12 seconds. How far in km from point A will it be 2 min after passing point A. During the next 4seconds. A car starting from rest accelerates uniformly from zero to V to 3m/s 2 for 5sec at C then decelerates uniformly at 2m/s2 and stop at D. the car decelerates at a constant rate of 2 m/s2. 13. 14. 15. A car accelerates from initial velocity of 10m/s. Compute the time the car has traveled from B to D. A train is brought to an emergency stop in 16 seconds. During the next two seconds.