(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A force is applied to a 3.5 kg radio-controlled model car parallel to the x-axis as it moves along a straight track. The x-component of the force varies with the x-coordinate of the car as shown in figure .Suppose the model car is initially at rest at x=0 and vector F is the net force acting on it.

Use the work-energy theorem to find the speed of the car at x=3.0m

2. Relevant equations

[tex]W_{tot} = \frac{1}{2}mv_{f}^{2}-\frac{1}{2}mv_{i}^{2}[/tex]

[tex]F = ma[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

At x=3 is the force 0 or 2? I have no clue how to approach this one.

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**

# Work/Energy graph of car problem?

Know someone interested in this topic? Share a link to this question via email,
Google+,
Twitter, or
Facebook

Have something to add?

- Similar discussions for: Work/Energy graph of car problem?

Loading...

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**