(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An advertisement claims that a particular automobile can "stop on a dime." What net force would actually be necessary to stop an automobile of mass m traveling initially at a speed of v in a distance equal to the diameter of a dime, which is d?

2. Relevant equations

F=ma

3. The attempt at a solution

Well I know that to stop the car you need to have a force equal to the force of the car at that point. And I know that if there is a distance and change in acceleration there must be some way to relate it to force. I'm just about completely lost though. I'm assuming there must be some simple way to solve this using Newtons laws. I think I just need a little direction.

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Homework Help: Newton's Law Question

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**