Constrained Curvilinear Motion Acceleration#

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There is a drone that is surveying the park. The drone turns on and flies vertically upward to a height \(h\). Afterwards, the drone flies around in a pre-programmed path, while remaining at a constant height.
The path of the drone is governed by the following equations:
\(\theta(t) = 2\pi sin^3({{params_M1}}t + \frac{\pi}{2})\)
\(r(t) = {{params_N}} cos^4({{params_M2}}t + \frac{\pi}{2})\)
The origin point of this coordinate system is at the location where the drone starts the path as indicated on the figure.
Treat the drone as a particle which is constrained in the plane parallel to the ground at the height \(h\).

Part 1#

What is the magnitude of the acceleration of the drone at time \(t = {{params_t}} \ \rm{s}\)?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(\rm{m/s^2}\).


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