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    Determining Gecko's Speed

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    You are given the research task of determining how fast a gecko can climb walls. To make the measurement required, you are given a spool of threat and a spinometer, a device that measures the spin rate of the spool and uses it to calculate the rate at which the thread is leaving the spool. Attaching the free end of the thread to the gecko's neck as shown, you not that when the gecko is 2.2 meters up the wall, the spinometer reads 0.78 m/s. What is the gecko's speed? The transformation matrix is shown in the attachment.

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    Horizontal separation between spool and wall, x = 2 m = constant
    Vertical separation between gecko and spool, at the given ...

    Solution Summary

    For given experiment data, a gecko's speed is estimated and the transformation matrix is provided.