anonymous
  • anonymous
A sports car moving at constant speed travels 140m in 5.0s, then brakes and comes to a stop in 4.1s. What is the magnitude of its acceleration in m/s^2? What is the magnitude of its acceleration in g's?
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Shane_B
  • Shane_B
Acceleration is equal to the rate of change in velocity so first you need to calculate the car's initial velocity:\[\frac{140m}{5.0s}=28m/s\] Now you know the car is moving along at a constant 28 m/s (no acceleration at this point). It then brakes to a stop in 4.1s so calculate it's acceleration during that period:\[a=\frac{V_f-V_i}{\Delta t}=\frac{0m/s-28/ms}{4.1s}=-6.8m/s^2\]Convert that to g's to get the second part of the answer:\[\frac{-6.8m/s^2}{-9.8m/s^2}=0.69g\]

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