- Homework Statement:
A regular intersection is 15 meters wide, and the time it takes for a traffic light to turn from yellow to red is only 3 seconds.
June cruises down the road at a speed of 61.2 km/hr, and approaches the intersection just as the traffic light turns yellow. She is 29 meters away from the rear side of the intersection. Should she try to stop, or should she speed up to cross the intersection before the light turns red? The car’s length is 10 meters, maximum deceleration is –5 m/s2, and its maximum acceleration is 0.6 m/s2. Ignore her reaction time.
- Relevant Equations:
- Formula of displacement without time