### 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

#### ABSTRACT

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.