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    A 1580 kg car is traveling with a speed of 15.0 m/s. What is the magnitude of the horizontal net force that is required to bring the car to a halt in a distance of 50.0 m?

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    Problem:
    A 1580 kg car is traveling with a speed of 15.0 m/s. What is the magnitude of the horizontal net force that is required to bring the car to a halt in a distance of 50.0 m?

    Data:
    Mass of the car m = 1580 kg.
    Initial Speed v0 = 15.0 m/s.
    Distance s = 50 m
    Required retarding force f = ?

    The required retarding force f = m a ----- (1)
    Where a is ...

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