Electronic Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics


Velocity Profile of a Particle Moving on an Irregular Pathway with Friction Using a Computer Algebra System

Charles Wakefield
Department of Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science
University of Texas at Permian Basin
Odessa, Texas 79762
E-mail: Wakefield_C@UTPB.edu


The problem illustrates vividly the Calculus in Calculus Based Engineering Physics. It can be used to illustrate the use of a computer algebra system and the basic Calculus involved in the Engineering Physics course and the calculus course.