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Homework Help: PLEASE HELP! Grade 11 phyiscs

  1. Jan 23, 2010 #1
    sue drives her 1452 kg car along a straight road at a constant velocity of 30 m/s [E]. Ger brakes suddently give out. she puts the car in neutral and lets it coast for 25 seconds. The air drag decelerates the car to a velocityof 25 m/s [E]. assume a frictionless surface.

    PART C IS WHERE IM CONFUSED, BUT YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW MY ANSWERS TO THE OTHER ONES FIRST.

    b)determine average acceleration while car's decelerating

    m=1452 kh
    v1=30 m/s [E]
    v2=25 m/s [E]
    t=25s

    d=1/2(v1+v2)(t)
    =1/2(55)(25)
    =688 m

    a= v2squared-v1squared/2(d)
    =25squared-30squared/2(688)
    = -0.20 m/ssquared

    b)determine average force of air against car

    F=(m)(a)
    =(1452)(-.2)
    =-290.4N

    c)after coasting for 25s, she pulls her e-brake to slow to the car to a stop. If it takes 3s to stop the car, what is the force applied by the e-brake? Assume that the force exerted by the air remains constant and is equal to the forst determined in part (b).
     
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  3. Jan 23, 2010 #2

    kuruman

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    In part c there are two forces providing negative acceleration. You already know one from part b. To do part c first find the total acceleration. Call it a. Then say that the known force plus the force you are looking for are mass times the acceleration that you just found.
     
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