The S.H.S. Madrid-Barcelona during the first stage of its trip travels east at a rate of 50 m each second and North at 30 m each second. Calculate:

  1. The motion x-coordinate as function of time
  2. The motion y-coordinate as a function of time
  3. The position equation of the train for the studied stretch
  4. The distance to the origin of the section as a function of time


  1. xt=50t  m
  2. yt=30t  m
  3. rt=50ti+30tj
  4. rt=(50t)2+(30t)2=58.3t  m

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