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A stopping airplane

  1. Sep 13, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    An airplane lands and starts down the runway at a southwest velocity of 59 m/s. What is the magnitude of the constant acceleration that allows it to come to a stop in 1.2 km?

    2. Relevant equations
    Not sure

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 13, 2007 #2
    d= (v,^2 - v.^2)/2a

    v,=final velocity
    v.= initial velocity
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2007
  4. Sep 13, 2007 #3
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