# Kaymant Sir's question relative motion

Q1. Two ships A and B originally at a distance d = 3 km from each other depart at the same time from a straight coastline. Ship A moves along a straight line perpendicular to the shore while ship B constantly heads for ship A, having at each moment the same speed as the later. After a suffciently large interval of time, ship B will obviously follow ship A at a certain distance. Find this distance.

A more generalised one...

Q2. Two particles A & B start from positions ( 0, 0 ) & ( 0, -d ) and move with constant speeds v & u respectively . A moves along x - axis and B moves such that its velocity is always aimed at A . Let r be the distance between them and be the angle made by the velocity of B with X - axis , at some time t .

Prove that , r/d = [(1-cos\theta )^u^/^v]/[(sin\theta )^u^/^v^+^1]

• Abhishek Priyam ·

Ship B sees that it is heading to A or ship A sees so or observer from ground see that...

I think ship B sees that...

• satan92 ·

the second one is even easier!

let the angle at any instant be θ to the horizontal

then we have

dr/dt=vcosθ-u

and

dθ/dt=-vsinθ/r

so dt=dr/vcosθ-u

(u-vcosθ)dθ/vsinθ=dr/r

integrating we get .

log(cosecθ-cotθ)u/v - logsinθ=log(r/d)

we get

r/d=(cosecθ-cotθ)u/v/(sinθ)

thus

r/d=(1-cosθ)u/v/(sinθ)(u/v)+1

• kaymant ·

This was my solution to the first part: the concept of invariance.   • eureka123 ·

sorry sir par kuch samajh nahin aaya.....

• satan92 ·

great solution!

• kaymant ·

yes the situation is like what you have shown..

• Asish Mahapatra ·

ans is correct for 1st question .. provide solutions ...

• eureka123 ·

ok sir........will try to do further.......

vaise what are its chances of coming in JEE??
becoz it looks a bit lengthy.......

it tried to form a 3-4 eqn but nothing gained out of them

• eureka123 ·

At time t is the situation like this?????? If yes then i will try to do it

• eureka123 ·

anyways 2 things are clear........
dx/dt = u cosθ
and dy/dt = usinθ

what next????

• kaymant ·

eureka123, kaun sa argument samajh nahi aaya?

• eureka123 ·

• Jijo Sagai ·

How come vcosA - v = v(1 - cosA)??? In Vca?

• king_khan ·

ans : 3/2 ie 1.5 km ????

• satan92 ·

the first one is not lengthy at all ..

we have if the line joining the two particles makes an angle θ with the horizontal ..

and if the distance between them is r

dr/dt=(ucosθ-u)

intial r=d final let D

w get
D-d=0tucosθdt -0tudt

further we have

final distance D also= ∫udt-∫ucosθdt

so we get D-d=-D

D=d/2 =1/5

• satan92 ·

d/2=1.5 not 1/5 as mentioned sry

• eureka123 ·

sir pehle to iska matlab bataoo......"""the concept of invariance.""'

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