"A car accelerates from rest and travels for 4.98 s with a uniform acceleration of +1.50 m/s^2. The driver then applies the brakes, causing a uniform acceleration of -1.99 m/s^2. If the brakes are applied for 3.06s, how fast is the car going at the end of the braking period? And how far has the car gone?"© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com November 24, 2021, 11:07 am ad1c9bdddf
Solution. By the hypothesis, the initial speed of the car is v0=0, and the uniform acceleration a1=1.5m/s^2. So, after t1=4.98s, the speed of the car V is
The direction of V is the same as the acceleration, say "right".
Then, the driver applies the brakes, causing a uniform acceleration of a2=-1.99m/s^. The "-" means decreasing ...
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