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Calculat the negative acceleration on a vehicle during skid.

  1. Mar 9, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Total Stopping distance = 50 meters
    Driver Reaction Time = 1 Seconds
    Coefficient of sliding friction = 0.58

    2. Relevant equations
    D=(Total Distance)=V^2/2μg

    3. The attempt at a solution
    v≈36.66 (Initial Velocity) but im sure what do after this step to find the negative acceleration, it would help if you just provide the formula to use.
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  3. Mar 9, 2015 #2


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    Aren't you studying physics? Why can't you find a formula in your text? You wrote some formula in the OP. Why isn't that the correct formula? Where did it come from? Were there other formulas there?
  4. Mar 9, 2015 #3


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    Split the problem into two parts.. thinking distance and braking distance.
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