A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 5 years ago
Jenny and Betty are having a great time at Busch Gardens riding the Ubanga Banga bumper cars. Jenny, who is traveling southward in her bumper car, aims her car toward Betty, who is traveling northward in her bumper car. The cars collide and briefly come to a stop.
What is the direction of the force exerted on Jenny's car during the collision?
anonymous
 5 years ago
Jenny and Betty are having a great time at Busch Gardens riding the Ubanga Banga bumper cars. Jenny, who is traveling southward in her bumper car, aims her car toward Betty, who is traveling northward in her bumper car. The cars collide and briefly come to a stop. What is the direction of the force exerted on Jenny's car during the collision?

This Question is Closed

Owlfred
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hoot! You just asked your first question! Hang tight while I find people to answer it for you. You can thank people who give you good answers by clicking the 'Good Answer' button on the right!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If she is traveling southward and collides with Betty, the force on her car is northward, as evidenced by the fact that she is momentarily brought to a stop

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the force that is exerted on jenny's car is southward, if you asked about the force that jenny's car exerts then the answer would be southward because that is where is traveling thus that is the direction of her force. If both of them stopped at the same time then it is an inelastic collision which can mean that their forces canceled each other. (well I'm not a physics major though but that is how I understood it in my mechanics course)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yikes I got it wrong: The force that is actually exerted on Jenny's car is northward. heheheh but all the other explanation is actually right.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You have no idea if this is an inelastic collision. It depends on whether or not kinetic energy is conserved, and no information is given to allow you to judge. The fact that they stopped momentarily has no bearing on the situation except to tell you that the forces involved in the collision resulted in an acceleration of Jenny's car northward
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.