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Locomotive speed homework

  1. Mar 8, 2009 #1
    1. A locomotive is accelerating at 1.6 m/sec2. It passes through a 20.0-m-wide crossing in a time of 2.4 s. after the locomotive leaves the corssing, how much time is required until its speed reaches 32 m/s?
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  3. Mar 8, 2009 #2


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  4. Mar 8, 2009 #3
    the initial velocity of the locomotive:
    Vot + 1/2at^2 = s
    => Vo=6.41
    the velocity of the locomotive when it just leaves the crossing:
    V^2 - Vo^2 = 2as
    => V=10.25

    32 - 10.25 = 1.6 x t
    => t = 13.6s
  5. Mar 8, 2009 #4
    Hey Quang,
    Thanks for the help...I was really having a tough time becuase... I was not able to find the proper formulas to find, my physics professor expects us to know everything when it is an introductory course.
    Thanks again,
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  8. Mar 8, 2009 #7
    i'm sorry...:frown: i didnt pay attention
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