You are starting a job for Montreal Police Colision Investigators. Your boss tells you to file a report on an accident on Notre-Dame Street. There has been an accident involving 2 cars.
Your findings are as follows:
- Numerous debris were found at a distance of 12.25 m from the car
- The two cars stuck together and there are skid marks over 12.25 m
- There are also skid marks over a distance of 30 m before your debries
- The posted speed limit is 70 km/h
- Other data: m1=2,674 kg and m2=1,100kg
- From a friction block: Fv= 88.2N and Fh = 75.8N
- The second car was at rest
Write a report for your superior on wether the car at fault should be charged with speeding (over 70 km/h)
μk = Fk/Fn
The Attempt at a Solution
The coeficent of kinetic friction is 0.86 (μk = Fv/Fh)
Mass of both cars
initial velocity of second car (0)
final velocity of first car (0)
distance of skid marks
We need 2 know:
Initial velocity of 1st car.
How can we do this with only mass, distance of skid marks, and coeffiecent of friction?