# Physics with cal 1 probs

If you guys can help me with this I would appreciate it.

1. A passenger plane lands with a speed of 98m/s and accelerates at -7.0m/(s^2). After how many s does it come to rest?

2. A train moving at 32.0 m/s brakes to a stop in 22.0 s. How far in m did it move while coming to a stop?

3. A rock is thrown upward with a speed of 23m/s. What maximum height in m does it reach before falling back to earth?

I need to know how to do these problems as well as the answers.

Thanks

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HallsofIvy
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First you need to know some basic definitions: How is "acceleration" DEFINED?

Do you know any formulas connecting distance and acceleration?

avg or inst Accel?

no, dont think so

v=at+v0

You have your initial velocity (v0) and your acceleration. You want to see how many seconds it will take for the plane to stop. That is, how long will it take until v=0? I think you can do the rest...

Also:

s=.5at2+v0t+s0

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no, i can't.

do i need to find the inst acc and inst vel at v0?

v0 is the speed that the train is moving at when it begins to brake.

apmcavoy said:
v0 is the speed that the train is moving at when it begins to brake.
TRAIN, i thought u were heliping me with the 1st one. lol

anyone want to give me the complete solution to the first or second problem?

i really need help here guys.................i don't under stand what I am supposed to plug into the equation. I see them in my textbook, but I dont understand what the stand for

Tom Mattson
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Zandorian said:
anyone want to give me the complete solution to the first or second problem?
We don't do that here. You are supposed to show how you started and where you got stuck, and then we help you, not do it for you.

Tom Mattson said:
We don't do that here. You are supposed to show how you started and where you got stuck, and then we help you, not do it for you.

I just want you to explain it not do it for me.

Tom Mattson
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Zandorian said:
I just want you to explain it not do it for me.
Then why did you ask for a complete solution?

Look, give it a shot and see what you come up with. You've got a short list of kinematical equations in your book (which you have read, right?). You should be able to at least try to figure out what the given information is (time, acceleration, initial velocity, etc...) and figure out what the unknown is for each part. Then you can search your list of equations for the correct one that relates what you've been given to what is being asked for. There will only be one in each instance.

Zandorian said:
TRAIN, i thought u were heliping me with the 1st one. lol
I was referring to the second one, but the same holds true for the plane when it lands...

Tom Mattson said:
Then why did you ask for a complete solution?

Look, give it a shot and see what you come up with. You've got a short list of kinematical equations in your book (which you have read, right?). You should be able to at least try to figure out what the given information is (time, acceleration, initial velocity, etc...) and figure out what the unknown is for each part. Then you can search your list of equations for the correct one that relates what you've been given to what is being asked for. There will only be one in each instance.

I dont understand WHAT they stand for
just tell me what they stand for

Tom Mattson
Staff Emeritus
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a=acceleration
vf= final velocity
vi=initial velocity
xf=final position
xi=initial position
t=time

IS THE ANswer 14???? to the 1st one

Tom Mattson
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