Force and newtons law of motion

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Homework Statement


your car rolls on a level street at 50km/h. the coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.023. how far will the car go before stopping. (no breaking.)


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The Attempt at a Solution


F_fric=0.226m
F_a=(-1250/s)*m
i need to make F_a-F_fric equal to something to solve for s, the m's will cancel. I have no idea what it will equal since its not in equilibrium......
 

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tiny-tim
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hi pat666! :wink:

use work done and the work-energy theorem :smile:
 
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kk ill give that a whirl and tell you if i still cant do it... thanks
 
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Hey, i still cant get this i tried finding the net work which i got -1250m J and then W=F/x with F=(-1250m)/x-0.226m. i got the acceleration (for F=ma) using kinematic equations.???????????????
 
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Hey, i still cant get this i tried finding the net work which i got -1250m J and then W=F/x with F=(-1250m)/x-0.226m. i got the acceleration (for F=ma) using kinematic equations.???????????????

Sorry, I don't understand any of that. :redface:

What is the energy? what is the force ?

If the distance is d, what is the work done ?
 
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I just found the net work using 1/2mv^2-1/2mu^2. then i used W=F/x, to find the Force i just found the Force from friction and the "applied force". I might be doing something completely wrong, could you give me some more detailed instructions please.
 
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It's W=Fx, not W=F/x. Also, there's no applied force; the force on the car is just the force of friction.
 
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ok thats where i screwed up. thanks.......
 

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