## Long problem sum using newton second law

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Question is here http://postimage.org/image/som50onyv/

2. Relevant equations
F=MA

3. The attempt at a solution

for a) Power = force * speed

for b) Force = Mass * Acceleration
F = m * dv/dt

for c) for maximum velocity, there must be zero drag

i am stuck at D and E, so can anyone help me?
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 Quote by lauraosborn for b) Force = Mass * Acceleration F = m * dv/dt
so what's the differential equation you get? Remember to include the drag term.

 Quote by lauraosborn for c) for maximum velocity, there must be zero drag
If there is no drag, then there is no maximum velocity either (the car will just accelerate forever). You should get the answer to this by solving the differential equation you got from b).
 For part d you have 80000 watts of power available. Thus the car will accelerate until such time that the power consumed by resistance equals the 80000 watts. So what you have to do now is determine the power consumption due to resistance. From that you can determine the value of k. Hint: Units show you what to equate.

## Long problem sum using newton second law

for d) i got that k=50

but am stuck for e) again.
m dv/dt = (80000-50vē)/v

thus m v (dv/dx) = (80000-50vē)/v

and thus 1200v (dv/dx) = (80000-50vē)/v

now do i integrate this to find the answer of part e? i'm kinda lost
 Just move all v's to one side and x's to the other side, then integrate. The integral is not completely trivial but it's still doable.