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Three cars (cars F, G, and H) are moving with the same velocity, and slam on the brakes. The most massive car is F, and the least massive is H. Assuming all 3 cars have identical tires, which car travels the longest distance to skid to a stop?
Will they all travel the same distance in stopping?
If mgh = mv^2/2 for each car:
F – (3mv^2)/2 = 3*mgh h = v^2/2g
G – (2mv^2)/2 = 2mgh h = v^2/2g
H – mv^2 = mgh h = v^2/2g
Thanks.
Will they all travel the same distance in stopping?
If mgh = mv^2/2 for each car:
F – (3mv^2)/2 = 3*mgh h = v^2/2g
G – (2mv^2)/2 = 2mgh h = v^2/2g
H – mv^2 = mgh h = v^2/2g
Thanks.