For a semester project in my physics class, I am determining whether this is physically possible.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

In Back to the Future III, Marty and Doc use the train to push the DeLorean, and must accelerate to 88 mph before they fly off the cliff.

I'm trying to figure out whether it's realistic for a train to accelerate to 88 mph in that distance.

I know the starting velocity is 0 and the ending velocity is 88 mph. I need to figure out the mass of the train and the distance.

For the train I'm planning on finding a normal steam train weight for that time, and for distance, I plan to estimate it based on Doc's scale model.

Do you think this will be difficult to figure out, and do you have any advice?

Thanks,

Smeagol3

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# Homework Help: DeLorean Acceleration in Back to the Future III

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