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B Is it possible to work out when the object stopped accelerating?

  1. Sep 5, 2018 #1
    If giving the average speed weight and distance traveled is it possible to work out when the object stopped accelerating
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  3. Sep 5, 2018 #2


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    No. There’s insufficient data. This reads like an attempt to analyse a traffic incident. There’s virtually no chance that you can apply Physics post hoc here. Skid marks and vehicle damage are seldom good enough evidence in court.
  4. Sep 5, 2018 #3
    No not traffic related but thanks for your input
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    Fair enough. I assume you must know more about the situation than you are telling us, right? Perhaps with the help of some of that information, the question can be answered....
  6. Sep 6, 2018 #5


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    If you are imagining an object that has accelerated up to a certain speed, then travelled at that (constant) speed to a certain location, then no, the information given would not be enough. However, if you also knew he rate of acceleration, then it should be possible.
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