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Physics help on minimum stopping distance

  1. Oct 2, 2005 #1
    I am having a huge problem with this physics problem....I just can't figure it out. Please help me if you can.
    Heres the problem:
    A load of steel with a mass of 6000 kg rests on a flatbed of a truck. It is held in place by metal brackets that can exert a maximum horizontal force of 8000 N. When the truck is traveling 20 m/s, what is the minimum stopping distance if the load is not to slide foreward into the cab?
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  3. Oct 2, 2005 #2


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    We have a Homework/School work section. Please use it.

  4. Oct 2, 2005 #3


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    F = ma
    [tex]a_{avg}=\frac{\Delta v}{\Delta t}[/tex]
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