# Find velocity from acceleration equation [closed]

Suppose the acceleration of a particle is a function of $$x$$, where

$$a(x) = (2.2 s^{-2})x$$

(a) If the velocity is zero when x = 1.0 m, what is the speed when x = 3.4 m?

(b) How long does it take the particle to travel from x = 1.0 m to x = 3.4 m?

So far for part a, I have tried integrating a(x) to get v(x) = (1.1s^-1)x^2-1.1. I got the -1.1 constant because the velocity is zero at x=1m. This isn't right however because it is dimensionally incorrect.

For part b, I'm not sure how to convert the equations into time, or if I even need to convert the equations. Please explain how to do parts a and b!

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• Welcome New contributor user687319! I recommend that you edit your question for readability by using mathjax for the equations. I've made a partial edit to get you started. – Alfred Centauri Sep 25 at 1:06

Substitute $$a$$ as $$v {dv\over dx}$$. You can then take $$dx$$ to the other side and integrate to get velocity in terms of x. As we know $$v=0$$ when $$x=2$$, we can use this to find the constant of integration.The resultant equation will solve (a).

You can again write $$v$$ as $${dx\over dt}$$ and integrate to get x in terms of t. Use this to solve (b).

Consider that the work done is converted into kinetic energy

$$\frac{1}{2} m v^2 = \int F {\rm d}x$$ where $$F = m a$$.

$$\frac{1}{2} v^2 = \int a\,{\rm d}x$$

You go from there...

Hint:) Write a=vdv/dx=2.2$$x$$, integrate it in above limit, so net displacement is 2.4, until velocity is zero, so put it in S=ut+1/2at^2