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cbrowne

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**Hockey and Physics!**

## Homework Statement

So I am good at hockey, but just not the physics aspect. Could someone please check my answers and provide feeback

A hockey player is standing on his skates on a frozen pond when an opposing

player skates by with the puck, moving with a constant speed of 12 m/s. After

3.0 s, the first player makes up his mind to chase his opponent and starts

accelerating uniformly at 3.8 m/s^2.

(a) How long does it take him to catch his

opponent?

(b) How far does he travel before he catches up with his opponent?

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

Opposing skater is moving with constant velocity, a = 0 , v= 12m/s

After the 1st player starts and moves with an accleration of 3.8 m/s^2 after 3 seconds.

v= u+at = 3.8x3 = 11.4 m/s

Let "t" be the time in which the first player catches his opponent.

Within this time, the opponent moves a distance of s= ut= 12t m

therefore, the 1st player-> s= 1/2 a t^2 = 1.9t^2

12= 1.9t

**t= 6.315 seconds**

b) the distance traveled during this time period to catch his opponent is:

s= 1.9t^2= 1.9 (6.315)^2 =

**75.77 m**