Exam-Style Question on Calculus
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Question id: 567. This question is similar to one that appeared on an IB AA Standard paper in 2021. The use of a calculator is allowed.
A particle moves in a straight line. During the first nine seconds the velocity, \(v\) ms-1 of the particle at time \(t\) seconds is given by:
$$ v(t) = t \cos(t+5) $$
The following diagram shows the graph of v:
(a) Find the maximum value of \(v\).
(b) Find the acceleration of the particle when t = 6.
(c) Find the total distance travelled by the particle.
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