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Help with solving an analytic problem...... Last edited by engrymbiff (20100619 05:25:26) #2 20100615 05:00:10
Re: Help with solving an analytic problem...Let the point A be (0, 0), i.e. origin, and lets say that they meet at a point C (b, k) If two or more thoughts intersect with each other, then there has to be a point. #3 20100615 05:10:03
Re: Help with solving an analytic problem...
Sorry, maybe I did not explain the problem well enough. "A's direction of movement is always in the nearestdistancedirection". So, A's direction will change according to B's movement. This will result in some sort of parable for A's path. NOT just pythagoras #4 20100615 07:57:43
Re: Help with solving an analytic problem...Hi engrymbiff; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #5 20100615 22:44:41
Re: Help with solving an analytic problem...Thanks bobbym!! That does help a lot! #6 20100616 03:19:50
Re: Help with solving an analytic problem...Hi engrymbiff; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #7 20100616 04:14:09
Re: Help with solving an analytic problem...Perfect, I'm also working on it right now actually. I'll update you if I manage to solve it! #8 20100616 06:25:37
Re: Help with solving an analytic problem...Hi engrymbiff; Where c is the ratio of B to A in this case 1:2, So c = 1 / 2, c is always less than 1. I am having trouble with setting the initial conditions. Okay , got it. If A starts at y=5 and B starts at ( 0 , 0 ) we set the initial conditions as y ' (5) = 0 and y(5) = 0 Solving the DE we get: Plugging in x = 0 we get y = 10 / 3. So A will catch B at ( 0 , 10 / 3 ). This can be easily checked as being correct. http://www.mathsisfun.com/graph/functio … 3333333333 Notice that A comes from the right and doesn't start at the origin, but to make it do so should be a simple translation. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 