Curvilinear motion - Rectangular components of velocities

Q.  What are the rectangular components of velocities in curvilinear motion?
- Published on 18 Sep 15

a. dx/dt and dy/dt
b. dr/dt and d2r/dt
c. d2x/dt2 and d2y/dt2
d. none of the above

ANSWER: dx/dt and dy/dt


  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 15 Dec 15

    - In the rectangular co-ordinate system shown above, particle A travels the curved path. The tangential component of velocity is equal to velocity itself.

    - Vx and Vy are the velocity co-ordinates of particle A.

    V = (Vx)i + (Vy) j

    (Vx)i is the horizontal component and (Vy) is the vertical component.

    (Vx) = dx/dt and (Vy) = dy/dt

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