Thornton & Marion (5th Edition), Chapter 01, Exercise Problem 10

Thornton & Marion, Classical Dynamics, Fifth Edition

Chapter 1. Matrices, Vectors, and Vector Calculus

Problem 10. Differentiation of a vector

The problem asks you to
calculate vector derivatives to get velocity and acceleration of a particle.
The problem gives
position vector of a particle in a plain elliptical orbit.

\bold{r} = 2b \sin \omega t \bold{i} + b \cos \omega t \bold{j}


We should know about
calculation of vector derivatives.
Solution

 

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