|Feb17-08, 09:54 PM||#1|
Calculating Stopping Distance
A car is travelling up a 15 degree slope at a speed of 35.0 m/s when the driver slams on the brakes and skids to a halt. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the tires and road is 0.800. Find the cars acceleration and the stopping distance.
I found the acceleration and was trying to the find the stopping distance using x=xo + voxt+ axt^2/2. I don't know if this is the right approach.
|Feb17-08, 10:34 PM||#2|
This is how I would solve for the stopping distance. I think you are on the right track. Continue working and see if you get the right answer. If not, then we are here.
|Feb17-08, 10:37 PM||#3|
I suppose you could use v^2=u^2+2as
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