The position of an object moving along a line is given by #p(t) = t^2 - 6t +3#. What is the speed of the object at #t = 3 #?
As the speed is the derivative of the position function, at
I have to assume you are working with calculus in this Physics course. The first derivative of the position with respect to time will give the velocity function:
If we evaluate this function at
The object has (momentarily) stopped at
And, for the record, its acceleration is the second derivative of