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### Antiderivatives

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- Intro
- Antiderivatives
- Function & Antiderivative
- Example I: Find the Most General Antiderivative for the Following Functions
- Function 1: f(x) = x³ -6x² + 11x - 9
- Function 2: f(x) = 14√(x) - 27 4√x
- Function 3: (fx) = cos x - 14 sinx
- Function 4: f(x) = (x⁵+2√x )/( x^(4/3) )
- Function 5: f(x) = (3e^x) - 2/(1+x²)
- Example II: Given the Following, Find the Original Function f(x)
- Function 1: f'(x) = 5x³ - 14x + 24, f(2) = 40
- Function 2: f'(x) 3 sinx + sec²x, f(π/6) = 5
- Function 3: f''(x) = 8x - cos x, f(1.5) = 12.7, f'(1.5) = 4.2
- Function 4: f''(x) = 5/(√x), f(2) 15, f'(2) = 7
- Example III: Falling Object

- Intro 0:00
- Antiderivatives 0:23
- Definition of an Antiderivative
- Antiderivative Theorem
- Function & Antiderivative 12:10
- x^n
- 1/x
- e^x
- cos x
- sin x
- sec² x
- secxtanx
- 1/√(1-x²)
- 1/(1+x²)
- -1/√(1-x²)
- Example I: Find the Most General Antiderivative for the Following Functions 15:07
- Function 1: f(x) = x³ -6x² + 11x - 9
- Function 2: f(x) = 14√(x) - 27 4√x
- Function 3: (fx) = cos x - 14 sinx
- Function 4: f(x) = (x⁵+2√x )/( x^(4/3) )
- Function 5: f(x) = (3e^x) - 2/(1+x²)
- Example II: Given the Following, Find the Original Function f(x) 26:37
- Function 1: f'(x) = 5x³ - 14x + 24, f(2) = 40
- Function 2: f'(x) 3 sinx + sec²x, f(π/6) = 5
- Function 3: f''(x) = 8x - cos x, f(1.5) = 12.7, f'(1.5) = 4.2
- Function 4: f''(x) = 5/(√x), f(2) 15, f'(2) = 7
- Example III: Falling Object 41:58
- Problem 1: Find an Equation for the Height of the Ball after t Seconds
- Problem 2: How Long Will It Take for the Ball to Strike the Ground?
- Problem 3: What is the Velocity of the Ball as it Hits the Ground?
- Problem 4: Initial Velocity of 6 m/s, How Long Does It Take to Reach the Ground?

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### Transcription: Antiderivatives

*Hello, and welcome back to www.educator.com, welcome back to AP Calculus.*0000

*Today, we are going to start our discussion of anti-derivatives.*0005

*In a couple of lessons, we are actually going to change the name of that and start calling them integrals.*0009

*This is the second half of calculus.*0013

*The first part is differential calculus, now it is integral calculus.*0015

*As you will see in a minute, it is actually the inverse process.*0018

*Let us jump right on in.*0022

*Up to now, we started with functions and we took derivatives of them.*0026

*Let us go ahead and write this.*0032

*Up to now, we started with some function f(x) and we found its derivative.*0035

*We have found its derivative, in other words, we differentiate it.*0053

*For example, if we had a sin x, we take the derivative of it and we ended up with cos x.*0062

*If we had, let us say, an x³, we take the derivative of it and we end up with something like 3x².*0072

*What if we begin with a function then ask is this the derivative of some function?*0081

*In other words, instead of starting with the function and going to the derivative,*0089

*let us say that this is a function and this the derivative of some previous function.*0093

*That is the question we are going to look at here.*0099

*What if we begin with a function f(x), then ask is f the derivative of some f(x).*0100

*Can I find this F, can I find this other f?*0139

*In other words, we are going to be giving you the cos x for the 3x².*0147

*And we are going to say, how do you recover the sin x?*0151

*How do you recover the x³, if that original function actually exists?*0153

*The answer is yes, fortunately.*0158

*Let us go ahead and start with a definition.*0167

*You know what, I think I will go ahead and put my definition.*0170

*The different color, I will go ahead and put in red.*0175

*The definition F(x) is called an anti-derivative, exactly what it sounds like,*0180

*it is just the reverse of the derivative, an anti-derivative of f(x).*0194

*If this f(x) happens to be the derivative of the F(x), we will just mark that with an f’, on a specified interval.*0202

*Let us go back to blue here, not necessary but what the heck.*0225

*All we are doing is going backward, that is it.*0232

*That is all this is.*0243

*Now the most difficult part is going to be remembering, am I going forward to differentiating*0245

*or am I going backward and taking the anti-derivative?*0250

*It is a different set of rules, it is a different set of formulas that you use to find that.*0253

*That is going to be probably the most difficult thing that you have to do is remember which direction you are going in.*0258

*If we begin with some f(x), that is the function that is given, we can go ahead and take the derivative which gives us f’.*0265

*Or we can go this way and take the anti-derivative which gives us our F(x).*0276

*Some function is going to be the function that is given to you.*0284

*There are two ways that you can go, depending on what problem that you are trying to solve.*0285

*That is what makes calculus incredibly beautiful, you start here.*0291

*As you will see in a few lessons, there is a relationship between derivative and anti-derivative.*0296

*They call it the fundamental theorem of calculus, it actually connects the two, *0300

*which as we said are inverse processes.*0304

*Let us note the following.*0308

*If we had some f(x) which is equal to sin x + 6 and we had some g(x), *0320

*let us say this is sin x + 4, these are not the same function.*0329

*If you put an x value in, you are going to get two different y values.*0335

*These are not the same function, very important to know that.*0338

*These are not the same function but you can probably see where this is going.*0343

*But f’(x), f’(sin x) + 6 is equal to cos(x).*0357

*Not f, I’m talking about g and g‘(x).*0367

*When I take the derivative of the sin x + 4, it is also going to equal cos(x).*0370

*These are the same derivative.*0378

*You get two different functions that end up going to the same derivative.*0382

*That could be a bit of an issue, but it is not, fortunately.*0387

*If we begin with h(x) = cos x, if we begin with the derivative and ask for its anti-derivative, which one do I choose?*0393

*Do is say that sin x + 6 is the anti-derivative?*0426

*Do I say sin x + 4 is the anti-derivative?*0428

*Is it sin x + 6?*0436

*Is it sin x + 4?*0444

*Or how about just sin x + c, where c can be any constant?*0447

*Because we know that the derivative of a constant = 0.*0465

*I does not matter what that number is, it can be sin x + π, because the derivative of π is 0.*0470

*Here is our theorem, let us go ahead and mark this in red.*0477

*Our theorem says, if f(x) is an anti-derivative of f(x) on an interval that we will just call I,*0483

*then f(x) + c, any other constant is the general solution.*0514

*It is the general solution to this anti-differentiation problem.*0531

*In other words, if I'm given cos(x) and if I take the anti-derivative of that,*0551

*I know that the anti-derivative is going to be sin x + something.*0555

*What is it that I’m going to choose for that something?*0560

*In general, if we are just speaking about general solutions and taking anti-derivatives, you are just going to write cos x + c.*0562

*There is going to be other information in the problem that allows you to find what c is.*0569

*sin x + 6 or sin x +, or sin x + 48, those are specific solutions, particular solutions to a particular problem where certain data is given to you.*0576

*When we speak of the general situation, we put the anti-derivative and you just stick a c right after it,*0589

*to make sure that it is formally correct.*0594

*Are you going to forget the c, yes you are going to forget the c.*0597

*I still forget the c, after all these years.*0601

*Do not worry about it but this is the general solution.*0603

*anti-derivative, without any other information, just add the constant to it.*0605

*I will say, technically, you must always include the c.*0616

*Try your best to remember it.*0628

*Once again, extra information will allow you to find what c is.*0631

*We will see that when we start doing some of the example problems.*0648

*To find what c is, extra information will allow you to find what c is, in a particular case.*0652

*Thus, giving you what we call the specific solution or often called the particular solution.*0677

*Let us do some examples.*0690

*Before we do the examples, I’m going to give you a list of the anti-derivatives that we actually already know.*0703

*Some anti-derivative formulas we already know.*0711

*I think I will go ahead and do this in red.*0730

*Here we have the function and here I'm going to put the anti-derivative.*0732

*Once again, we have to make sure that we know what direction we are going in.*0745

*If I have x ⁺n, the way to find the anti-derivative of x ⁺n is you take x ⁺n + 1/ n + 1.*0749

*In other words, if this were the function that we are given,*0761

*you know that what you do is to take the exponent, you bring it down here.*0764

*You subtract one from the exponent.*0769

* Differentiation is this way.*0770

*What we are saying is, if you are starting with a function anti-differentiation, this is the formula that you use.*0773

*Again, you will see in just a minute what we mean.*0779

*Right now, I’m just going to write down some formulas here.*0782

*1/x, the anti-derivative of that is the natlog of the absolute value of x e ⁺x.*0786

*The anti-derivative is e ⁺x.*0795

*If I have cos(x), I know the anti-derivative of that is sin(x).*0798

*If I’m given sin(x), the derivative is cos(x).*0803

*If I’m given cos(x), the anti-derivative is sin(x).*0806

*Direction is very important here.*0810

*Do not worry, you will make a thousand of mistakes, as far as direction is concerned.*0812

*You will be asked to get an anti-derivative and you end up differentiating.*0817

*That is just the process that we go through, do not worry about it.*0819

*One more page here, let us write our function and let us write our anti-derivative.*0825

*If I have a sin x and I want the anti-derivative, it is actually going to be a -cos x.*0841

*Because if I’m given –cos x, the derivative of that is sin x.*0847

*Sec² x, the anti-derivative is the tan(x).*0854

*If I'm given sec x tan x, the anti-derivative sec x.*0859

*If I'm given 1/ 1 - x², all under the radical,*0867

*the anti-derivative of that is the inv sin(x) 1/ 1 + x², that anti-derivative is the inv tan(x).*0872

*One last one, -1/ 1 - x², all under the radical and that is going to be the inv cos(x), that is the anti-derivative.*0886

* If I were given the inv cos, the derivative of that would be -1/ √1 - x². *0896

*Now let us go ahead and jump right into the examples.*0904

*Find the most general anti-derivative for the following functions.*0909

*General means just add c to your answer, that is all that means.*0912

*1, 2, 3, 4, 5, let us go ahead and jump right on in.*0917

*Let me go ahead and make sure that I have everything here.*0924

*I have copied the functions, 14 x⁵, 4/3, and 3 ⁺x.*0928

*Let us start with number 1, I think I will go back to blue here, I hope you do not mind.*0939

*Number 1, our f(x) was x³ – 6x² + 11x – 9.*0947

*We said that the formula for the anti-derivative, when you are given some x ⁺n, *0962

*the anti-derivative of that is x ⁺n + 1/ n + 1.*0968

*Add 1 to the exponent , divide by the number that you get which is now the new exponent, very simple.*0972

*Therefore, our f(x), our anti-derivative is going to be x⁴/ 4.*0979

*How much easier can this possibly be?*0987

*-6, the constant, x³/ 3, we will simplify it, just a minute.*0992

*+ 11 x² because this is 1, add 1 to it and divide by that same number, -9x.*1001

*This is x⁰, x⁰, add 1 to the exponent, it becomes 1, divide by 1, it becomes 9x.*1009

*Now we can simplify, divide where we need to.*1017

*This is perfectly valid, you do not have to take the 6 and the 3, and divide it.*1020

*You can stop there, if you want to.*1023

*It just depends on what you teacher is going to be asking for.*1025

*We have x⁴/ 4, 6/3 is 2.*1028

*It is going to be -2x³, it is going to be +11 x²/ 2 – 9x + c.*1035

*I will go ahead and put that c here.*1045

*Again, we are going to add that c because it is the most general solution.*1046

*There you go, that is your anti-derivative.*1051

*You can always double check by differentiating your F.*1055

*The anti-derivative that you got, just differentiate and see if you get the original function.*1066

*That corroborates the fact that you have done it right, by differentiating f(x).*1070

*We have f(x) right here, therefore, f’, let us see what happens when I take the derivative of that.*1085

*It is going to be 4x³/ 4 - 6x² + 22x/ 2 – 9.*1091

*Sure enough, f’(x) is equal to x³ - 6x² + 11x – 9, which is exactly what the original = f(x).*1111

*F’(x) = f(x), that is what our theorem said, that is all we are doing.*1128

*We just have to remember which direction we are going in.*1133

*If we are taking the derivative of x³, it is going to be 3x², the original function.*1137

*If we are taking anti-derivative, it is going to be x⁴/ 4.*1144

*Direction is all that matters.*1148

*Let us go to function number 2, we had f(x) is equal to 14 × √x - 27 × 4√x.*1151

*We are going to write this with rational exponents.*1167

*This is going to be equal to 14 × x ^½ - 27 × x¹/4.*1170

*When we have an x ⁺n, when we take our anti-derivative, our formula is x ⁺n + 1/ n + 1.*1180

*That is it, you just subjected to the same thing.*1188

*It does not matter whether the exponent is rational or not.*1191

*This is going to be 14 × x, ½ + 1 is 3/2 divided by that number 3/2 – 27 × x.*1194

*¼ + 1 is 5/4 divided by 5/4.*1206

*We have to have our + c.*1213

*Therefore, we end up with, our final anti-derivative is going to be 14/ 3/2, that is going to be 28/3 × x³/2 - 4 × 27.*1217

*That is going to be 108 divided by 5 × x 5⁴ + c.*1234

*That is your most general anti-derivative.*1244

*If you took the derivative of this, you would get the original back.*1248

*Example number 3, we have f(x) = cos(x) - 14 × sin(x).*1254

*We are doing anti-derivative.*1267

*We go back to that list where we have the function and its anti derivative, which is also in your book or anywhere on the web.*1270

*You can just look at table of anti-derivatives also called table of integrals.*1278

*The anti-derivative of cos x was sin x - 14 which is the constant.*1284

*The anti-derivative of sin x was -cos x + c.*1296

*When we simplify, we get sin x + 14 cos(x) + c.*1305

*Once again, if you want to go ahead and check, the derivative of sin x is cos x.*1318

*The derivative of 14 cos x is -14 sin x.*1323

*Let us see what we have got, number 4.*1336

*We have x⁵, let me write down f(x).*1341

*F(x) = x⁵ + 2 × √x/ x⁴/3.*1349

*Let us write with rational exponents here.*1364

*We have x⁵ + 2 × x ^½/ x⁴/3.*1366

*I'm going to go ahead and separate this out.*1378

*It is going to be x⁵/ x⁴/3 + 2x ^½ / x⁴/3.*1380

*This is going to be x⁵/ x⁴/3 + 2x ^½/ x⁴/3.*1386

*I do not like writing my fractions that way, sorry about that.*1398

*I’m going to write it as it is supposed to be written, x⁴/3. *1402

*We get this is equal to x ⁺15/3 - 4/3 + 2 × x³/6 – 8/6.*1406

*Our f(x) is actually equal to x ⁺11/3 + 2 × x⁻⁵/6.*1430

*We can go ahead and take the anti-derivative.*1445

*I have just simplified that and made it such that there was an x to some exponent, so that I can use my formula.*1447

*I hope that make sense.*1457

*I cannot do anything with this, I have to convert it to something where I have x ⁺n and x ⁺n.*1458

*Now I can apply the formula.*1463

*The anti-derivative of f(x), now it is equal to, it is going to be x ⁺11/3 + 1 / 11/3 + 1 + 2 × x⁻⁵/6 + 1 all divided by -5/6 + 1 + c.*1465

*We have f(x) = x ⁺14/3/ 14/3 + 2x⁻⁵/6 + 6/6 is x¹/6 divided by 1/6 + c.*1490

*Our final answer is going to be 3/14 x ⁺14/3 + 12x¹/6 + c.*1511

*Our final answer, slightly longer not a problem.*1533

*It was only because of the simplification that we have to do.*1536

*Our number 5, we have our f(x) is equal to 3e ⁺x - 2/1 + x².*1542

*Really simple, this we can just read off.*1555

*The anti-derivative of e ⁺x is e ⁺x.*1558

*This stays 3e ⁺x.*1561

*Hopefully, we recognize that 1/1 + x², the anti-derivative of that is the inv tan.*1564

*Sorry about that, it is -2 × inv tan(x).*1574

*Of course, we add our c to give us our most general anti-derivative.*1580

*There you go, that takes care of that.*1585

*Hopefully, those examples help.*1589

*Again, it is all based on the basic formulas.*1590

*Let us do example number 2, given the following, find the original function f(x).*1595

*This time, they have given us extra information.*1600

*They have not only given us the f’, we are going to find the anti-derivative which is the f.*1603

*They have given it to us as f’, we just need to find f.*1614

*They also gave us other information, they said that the original f at 2 is equal to 40.*1618

*This extra information now is going to allow us to find what c is, in a particular case.*1623

*We are going to find the general solution.*1629

*And then, we are going to use this extra information to find the particular constant.*1630

*Let us get started here.*1637

*I think I have the wrong number here.*1646

*F(2) = 40, let me double check and make sure that my numbers are correct here.*1652

*I think I ended up actually using a different number when I solve this.*1661

*I had f(2) = 47, sorry about that, slight little correction.*1665

*Number 1, we have that f’(x) is equal to 5x³ - 14x + 24.*1671

*They tell us that f(2) is equal to 47.*1684

*F(x), notice that if I’m using prime notation, f is the anti-derivative of f’.*1691

*This just becomes 5x⁴/4 - 14x²/ 2 + 24x + c.*1701

*x ⁺n, just add 1 to the exponent, put that new exponent also in the denominator.*1716

*Let us go ahead and simplify a little bit.*1722

*f(x) = 5/4 x⁴ - 7x² + 24x + c.*1724

*This is our f, they tell me f(2) is equal to 47.*1740

*I put 2 wherever I have an x, I set it equal to 47, and I solve for c.*1744

*They tell me that f(2) which is 5/4⁴ - 7 × 2² + 24 × 2 + c.*1752

*They are telling you that all of that actually = 47.*1765

*I hope that I have done my arithmetic correctly.*1775

*We have got 20 - 28 + 48 + c = 47 and that gives me a final c = 7.*1777

*I’m hoping that you will confirm.*1790

*Now that I have c which is equal to 7, I can go ahead and put it back in to my equation that I have got.*1793

*My anti-derivative, my specific, my particular solution is going to be 5/4 x⁴ - 7x² + 24x + 7.*1801

*I found my constant and I have a particular solution, a specific solution, that is all I'm doing.*1818

*Do the anti-derivative and then use the information that is given to you to find the rest.*1825

*Number 2, we have an f’(x) is equal to 3 × sin(x) + sec² (x).*1834

*They are telling me that the f(π/6) happens to equal 5.*1847

*If this is f’, I take the anti-derivative.*1856

*This is going to be my f without the prime symbol.*1858

*It is going to be -3 × cos(x) because the anti-derivative of sin x is -cos(x).*1861

*The anti-derivative of sec² is tan(x).*1868

*This is going to be + c.*1874

*Now I use my information, f(π/6) is equal to -3 × cos(π/6) + tan(π/6) + c.*1875

*They are telling me that all of that is equal to 5.*1892

*Here we have cos(π/6) is going to be √3/2, -3 √3/2.*1896

*Tan(π/6) is going to be 1/ √3 + c is equal to 5.*1905

*Therefore, my c is going to equal, I’m not going to solve for of them, I’m just going to write it out straight.*1913

*It is going to be 5 – 1/ √3 + 3 √3/2, that is my c.*1919

*Therefore, I stick my c there and I get f(x) is equal to -3 × cos(x).*1928

*I will make my o's a little closer here, × cos(x) + tan(x) + whatever c I got which is 5 – 1/ √3 + 3 √3/ 2.*1941

*There you go, nice and simple.*1957

*Your teacher can tell you about the extent to which they want this simplified, put together, however they want to see it.*1961

*Number 3, let us see what we have got here.*1970

*Number 3, this one involves taking the anti-derivative twice.*1977

*They are telling me that f”(x) is equal to 8x - cos x.*1982

*They gave me two bits of information.*1990

*They are giving me f(1.5) is equal to 12.7.*1992

*They are telling me that f’(1.5) is equal to 4.2.*1998

*I have to take two anti-derivatives.*2006

*Therefore, I'm going to have two initial conditions.*2009

*One is going to be for f, one is going to be for f’.*2011

*I’m going to take the anti-derivative once, find f’.*2014

*Use this information, the f’(1.5) = 4.2, to find that constant.*2017

*I’m going to take the anti-derivative again, we will call it integration later, it is not a problem.*2023

*We are going to take the anti-derivative again, of the f’ to get our original function f.*2030

*We are going to use this first bit of information to find that constant.*2034

*Each step has a constant in it.*2039

*From f”, we are going to take the anti-derivative which means find f’.*2042

*This is going to be 8x²/ 2 - the anti-derivative of cos x which is sin x.*2049

*I will call this constant 1.*2057

*This is f’(x) = simplify a little bit, we have got 4x² – sin x + the constant of 1.*2061

*Now I use this information right here, the f(1) f’.*2072

*F' of 1.5 is equal to 4 × 1.5² – sin(1.5) + c1, they are telling me that it = 4.2.*2076

*I will write it all, that is not a problem.*2096

*When I solve this, I get 9 - 0.997 + c1 = 4.2.*2097

*I get that my c1 is equal to -3.803.*2106

*I found my first c1, that is the one that I’m going to plug in to here.*2113

*Therefore, my f’(x) is going to equal 4x² – sin x - 3.803.*2119

*Now that I have my f’, I want my original function f.*2134

*I’m going to take the anti-derivative again.*2136

*F(x) = 4x³/ 3 + cos(x) because the anti-derivative of sin x is -cos(x).*2140

*It is going to be -3.803x.*2154

*This is x⁰, it becomes x¹/1, and then now, + c2, always add that constant.*2158

*I know, I always forget.*2165

*I think the only reason that I actually remember is because I'm doing a lesson now, I’m trying hard to remember this, to put that c there.*2169

*Now we use this bit of information.*2177

*They are telling me that f(1.5) which is equal to 4/3 × 1.5³ + cos(1.5) - 3.803 × 1.5 + c2.*2180

*They are telling me that it = 12.7.*2200

*When I do that, I have got f(1.5) is equal to, it is going to be 4.5 + 0.0707 - 5.303 + c2 = 12.7.*2207

*When I solve, I get 13.432, that is my c2.*2228

*I put it back to my original and I end up with f(x) = 4/3 x³ + cos x - 3.803x + 13.432.*2236

*This is my particular solution to this particular anti-differentiation problem, given those two initial conditions.*2256

*Let us try another one of those.*2270

*This time we have, sorry about that, this is a double prime.*2274

*f”(x) is equal to 5/ √x.*2283

*We have f(2) is equal to 15 and we also have f’(2) is equal to 7.*2289

*Two initial conditions.*2299

*Let us write this in a way that we can manipulate.*2301

*f”(x) is equal to 5 × x⁻¹/2.*2307

*I take the anti-derivative so this is now going to become f’(x) and *2314

*this is going to be 5 × x⁻¹/2 + 1/ -1/2 + 1 which = 5x ^½/ ½, which is equal to 10x ^½ + c1.*2318

*There you go, that is my f’.*2342

*They tell me that f’(2) which is going to be 10 ^½ + c1 is equal to 7.*2348

*Therefore, my c1 is going to equal -7.14, when I do the calculation.*2364

*Therefore, I put this 7.14 into there and I get my f’, my specific solution f’(x) is equal to 10 x ^½ - 7.14.*2371

*f(x), I will do my f(x), I take the anti-derivative of this.*2392

*This is going to be 10x ½ + 1 is 3/2/ 3/2 - 7.14 × x + c2.*2398

*Let me see what I have got here, let me go to the next page.*2416

*I have got, when I simplify this, I have got f(x) = 20/3 x³/2 - 7.14 × x + c2.*2429

*They are telling me that f(2) which is equal to 20/3 × 2³/2 - 7.14 × 2 + c2.*2445

*They are telling me that that = 15.*2459

*When I solve for this, I get c2 is equal to 10.42.*2461

*I have my final f(x), my original function is 20/3 x³/2 - 7.14 × x + 10.42.*2468

*I think I did that right, I hope I did that right.*2491

*That is it, just anti-derivative, anti-derivative.*2501

*With each anti-derivative that you take, you want to go ahead and make sure to put the c *2504

*and then use the other information for wherever you are to find that c, and then take the next step.*2509

*Let us do a practical problem here.*2518

*A steel ball was dropped from rest from a tower 500 ft high, answer the following questions.*2521

*Take the acceleration of gravity to be 9.8 m/s2.*2527

*The first thing we want to do is find an equation for the height of the ball, after t seconds.*2533

*After I have dropped it, how long will it take for the ball to hit the ground?*2537

*What is the velocity of the ball as it hits the ground?*2543

*Part 4, if the stone is not dropped from rest, but if the stone is actually thrown downward with an initial velocity of 6 m/s,*2546

*how long does it take to reach the ground?*2555

*Let us see what we have got.*2561

*We have this tower, let us go ahead and draw this out.*2568

*This is the ground level, I’m just going to make this tower like that.*2571

*They tell us that this is 500 ft high.*2575

*I'm going to go ahead and take that as ground 0.*2580

*This is the 500, right.*2584

*Number 1 wanted the equation for the height of the ball after t seconds.*2590

*After a certain number of seconds, the ball is going to be like right there.*2610

*The height is going to be 500 - the distance that it actually traveled.*2614

*What I'm going to do is I'm going to find an equation for the distance that it actually traveled, and then take 500 – that.*2621

*That will give us our equation.*2627

*We will let s(t) be the distance function, how long it travels?*2630

*Be the distance function also called the position function.*2638

*You remember we called the position before.*2644

*That is the actual function that I’m looking for.*2647

*I’m looking for s(t).*2649

*S’(t), I know that the derivative of the position function is my velocity function.*2651

*It is my velocity and I know that if I take the derivative again, in other words, s”(t),*2661

*that is my acceleration, that is my acceleration function.*2670

*What do we know, we know that the acceleration of gravity is 9.8.*2682

*It is just a constant, that is it, you are just dropping it from rest.*2686

*The only force that is acting on this is the acceleration of gravity.*2689

*Therefore, our acceleration function s”(t) is actually just equal to 9.8, it is a constant.*2693

*Therefore, s’(t), when I take the first anti-derivative, that is just going to equal 9.8 t + c1.*2704

*What do I know, I know that s’(t) which is the velocity, *2720

*let us try it again, I know that s’ is the velocity.*2731

*I know that the velocity at time 0 which is the s’ at time 0 was starting from rest.*2736

*I’m just dropping it, it is 0.*2742

*S’(0) is 0, let us plug it in here.*2746

*That means that s’(0) is equal to 9.8 × 0 + c1.*2749

*I know that that = 0, that implies that c1 is actually equal to 0.*2762

*When I plug that in to my original equation, to my s’, I get s’(t) = 9.8 t.*2768

*I found an equation for the velocity at time t, it is 9.8 t.*2777

*Now I'm looking for s(t), now I’m going to take the anti-derivative of that.*2786

*Now I have got s’(t) = 9.8.*2794

*Therefore, s(t) is going to equal 9.8 t²/ 2 + c2.*2797

*What else do I know, now I need to find c2.*2812

*I know that s(t) or s(0), in other words the position at time 0 is 0.*2817

*I take that as my 0 position, that also = 0.*2828

*I’m going to put that in here, s(0) = 4.9 × 0² + c2 is equal to 0, that implies that c2 is equal to 0.*2833

*Therefore, my position function s(t) is equal to 4.9 t².*2849

*That means after a certain number of seconds, t seconds, I have actually traveled 4.9 × t² ft, m, whatever the length is.*2857

*Therefore, that means that is this distance.*2869

*After a certain number of seconds, I traveled this distance.*2876

*Therefore, my height above the ground is going to be 500 - this distance, *2879

*my height function is going to be 500 - 4.9 t².*2884

* Again, this is only based from the fact that I chose this as my 0.*2892

*You could have chosen this as your 0, just a different frame of reference.*2896

*I hope that make sense.*2902

*Let us go back to blue here.*2910

*How long before the ball strikes the ground, in other words, how many seconds go by before it?*2915

*How long before the ball strikes the ground?*2930

*Let us see, we came up with our s(t) which was going to be 4.9 t².*2937

*That was our position function.*2948

*We are falling 500 ft, our tower was this one.*2953

*We need to find out, we are going to set s(t) which is 4.9 t², we are going to set it to 500.*2959

*In other words, how many seconds does it take to go 500 ft?*2969

*When I solve this, I get t = 10.10 s.*2973

*Nice and simple, I have my position function.*2982

*How long does it take to go the 500 ft?*2986

*Number 3, velocity, as the ball hits the ground.*2990

*We said that our velocity function which was our first anti-derivative, s’(t), we said that that = 9.8 × t.*3008

*After 10.10 s which is when the ball is hitting the ground, I get the velocity at 10.10 s = 9.8 × 10.10 s.*3019

*It is going to be 99 m/s.*3033

*That is it, very straight forward.*3038

*Let us do the last one, number 4, if our initial velocity is 6 m/s downward, what is the velocity of the ball as it hits the ground?*3044

*Let us do this again, let us start from the beginning?*3083

*We have s”(t) which is our acceleration function, we know that that = 9.8.*3085

*When I take the anti-derivative of that, that is going to give my velocity function.*3092

*That is what I’m interested in.*3095

*Again, I have s’(t) which is my velocity function, that is going to equal 9.8 t + c1.*3096

*Standard anti-differentiation but now it is slightly different.*3109

*Now my initial velocity, in other words, my s’(0) which is my v(0) is now 6, it is not 0.*3113

*My velocity at time 0 which is 9.8 × 0 for t + c1 is equal to 6 m/s.*3126

*This implies that my c1 is actually equal to 6, that goes in here.*3137

*Therefore, my s’(t) function is actually equal to 9.8 t + 6.*3143

*When I find my s(t), I take my anti-derivative again,*3156

*I’m going to get my 9.8 t²/ 2 + 60 + c(2) which is equal to 4.9 t² + 60 + c/2.*3160

*I have a different function now and I also know that s(0) is still 0.*3182

*My 0 point is my starting point.*3189

*Therefore, I have got s(0) is equal to 4.9 × 0² + 6 × 0 + c2 = 0, which implies that our c2 is equal to 0.*3191

*Therefore, I get s(t) is now equal to 4.9 t² + 6t, that is my equation.*3207

*I need to find out how many seconds it takes, now that I have thrown it with an initial velocity which introduces the second term, *3222

*which was not there before, now I need to set this equal to, s(t) = 4.9 t² + 60.*3227

*I need to set that equal to 500, when I do that, I get t is equal to 9.51 s.*3242

*Exactly, what I expect, I threw it down with initial velocity instead of dropping from it rest.*3251

*It is going to take less time for it to get to the ground.*3256

*It took 10.1 seconds, now it is only taking 9.51 seconds.*3258

*This 9.51 is now, what I actually am going to put into my velocity function.*3263

*I knew velocity function which includes this extra term for the initial velocity.*3275

*S’(t) which is my velocity function is equal to 9.8 t + 6.*3286

*Therefore, the velocity of 9.51 = 9.8 × 9.51 + 6.*3295

*I get my velocity 1.51 = 99.2 m/s.*3306

*Not a lot faster but certainly faster.*3314

*There you go, that takes care of anti-derivatives.*3320

*Thank you so much for joining us here at www.educator.com.*3323

*We will see you next time, bye.*3325

1 answer

Last reply by: Professor Hovasapian

Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:38 PM

Post by Isaac Martinez on August 25, 2016

Hello Professor Hovasapian,

I was wondering how you got 13.432 as an answer for the second derivative of your example II, Function 3.

Thank you,

Isaac