While learning to drive, you are in a 1500 kg car moving at 19.0 m/s across a large, vacant, level parking lot. Suddenly you realize you are heading straight toward a brick sidewall of a large supermarket and are in danger of running into it. The pavement can exert a maximum horizontal force of 6000 N on the car.
The Attempt at a Solution
Suppose you apply the brakes and do not turn the steering wheel. Find the minimum distance you must be from the wall to avoid a collision
could somebody give me some hints on this? i can't figure out any method to find the minimum distance the car will stop before hit the wall.
since the question never say it is under a constant acceleration or increasing deceleration, how do i know what formula should i use?
i try to use F=ma, but it seems like lack of some information.