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Problem 3.16: Rotating square
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A square rotates as shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Restart. A corner of the square is labeled A. For all of the following questions consider the motion of point A from t = 0.5 s to t = 2.5 s.
- What is the displacement of point A during this time interval?
- What is its distance traveled during this interval?
- What is its average velocity during this interval?
- What is its average speed during this interval?
Problem authored by Aaron Titus with support by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-9952323 and placed in the public domain.