(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

For a car starting at velocity=0 m/s, what would limit the acceleration in the first fraction of a second? (It's isn't the power of the engine) Use the fact that the force acceleration the car is the power over the velocity minus the air resistance force. The drag coefficient is 1.

2. Relevant equations

a=(P/v)-(.5Av^2)

where A=cross sectional area

3. The attempt at a solution

All I can see is that if v=0, then the first term for the acceleration approaches infinity. But in the question it says it doesn't have to do with the power.

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# Homework Help: Car starting from rest

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