Posted by **Mara** on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 5:57pm.

A(n) 840-kg dragster accelerates on a race track from rest to 85 km/h in 0.90 seconds.

(a) What is the change in momentum of the dragster?

(b) What is the average force exerted on the dragster?

(c) What exerts that force?

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**drwls**, Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 6:02pm
(a) Multiply m by the change in V. Convert the final speed to m/s first.

(b) Average force = (momentum change)/time

(c) The track exerts the force against the tires.

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**Anonymous1**, Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 7:00pm
a) If you did not know before, momentum is equal to mass times velocity, p=mv.

The others, "drwls", has explained it well enough for you.

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