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Understanding Acceleration

Understanding Acceleration

Automobile reviews often cite a vehicle's "0 to 60 time," or the time it takes for a car to go from rest to 60 mph. For example, a "0 to 60 time" of under 5 seconds is considered fast. (For a list of 0-60 times, see http://www.albeedigital.com/supercoupe/articles/0-60times.html.)

a. What is the acceleration of a car that can go from 0 to 60 in 6 seconds compared to the acceleration of gravity?

b. If your car could accelerate at 1 g, what would its "0 to 60 time" be?

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Understanding Acceleration
Automobile reviews often cite a vehicle's "0 to 60 time," or the time it ...

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Example of calculating 0-60 time of a car and its acceleration.

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