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  • one year ago

This is more of a Physics question, but can you guys help? A bus and a bicycle have a head-on collision. Compare the force of impact between the bus and the bicycle; compare the accelerations of the bus and bicycle.

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  1. shreehari499
    • one year ago
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    Hi! @Achilles_Suana ! Lets suppose the bus has a mass of 10,000kgms and the bicycle approx (with the rider on it) would be 100kg.

  2. shreehari499
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    As you see that they're having an head on collision, the Force of impact would be the Same. What do you think will happen to their acceleration? (Naturally)

  3. shreehari499
    • one year ago
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    @Achilles_Suana

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    it would decrease?

  5. shreehari499
    • one year ago
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    LEts go via conservation of momentum m1v1 - m2v2 = (m1 + m2) *V(final)

  6. shreehari499
    • one year ago
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    we know that v(final) is almost equal to v1.

  7. shreehari499
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    So the momentum of the bicycle will be 100* ( v2+v(final) )

  8. shreehari499
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    while that of the bus will be almost Zero

  9. shreehari499
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    So after collision, the acceleration of the bicycle increases while that of the bus would be almost zero..:)

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thank you so much!

  11. shreehari499
    • one year ago
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    You're Welcome ! Happy OpenStudying!

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