Engineering Mechanics - Kinematics of Particle (KOP) - Discussion

Discussion :: Kinematics of Particle (KOP) - General Questions (Q.No.7)


The v-s graph for a rocket sled is shown. Determine the acceleration of the sled when s = 100 m and s = 175 m.

[A]. a100 = 3.75 m/s2, a175 = -1.250 m/s2
[B]. a100 = 11.11 m/s2, a175 = -25.0 m/s2
[C]. a100 = 0.333 m/s2, a175 = -1.000 m/s2
[D]. a100 = 33.3 m/s2, a175 = -25 m/s2

Answer: Option B


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Rajkiran Hatheshwar said: (Dec 6, 2015)  
Step 1 - By similar triangle at s=100m, we will get v=(100/3)m/s.
Now from s=d/t; find t=3 sec.
Then from v=u+at, we will get a=11.11 m/s*s (here u=0).

Step 2 - Similarly at s=175m, v=25m/s and t=1sec. So that a=-25m/s*s.
Note:- in 2nd case you will not be 0, here you will be 50m/s.


Nayan said: (Feb 1, 2017)  
Please explain how you taking values of t and v?

Pradeep said: (Feb 27, 2018)  
@Nayan it is a concept of the similar triangle:

which implies 150/50=100/v.
Gives v=100/3 and from s=v*t we will get t.

Raj Shah said: (Nov 25, 2020)  
Let s0=0m, s1=150m, s2=200m, s3=100m, & s4=175m.

a4= -25 m/s*s.

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