1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Force on a car passenger during acceleration.

  1. Feb 19, 2013 #1
    1. A Car accelerates from 0-100 km/h (27.77 m/s) in 4.8s. What F (in Newtons) does a passenger of mass 68 kg experience during acceleration



    2. I feel like I'm solving this too easily and am missing something



    3. F=ma. a= Δv/ΔT.
    27.77/4.8= 5.78
    F= 68*5.78
    F=393.52N ???
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 19, 2013 #2

    cepheid

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Welcome to PF Zsmitty3!

    I haven't checked your arithmetic, but your method is entirely correct. The problem is not difficult conceptually. It's just a straight application of Newton's second law.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Force on a car passenger during acceleration.
Loading...