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Posted by on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 1:05pm.

The driver of a car slams on her brakes to avoid colliding with a deer crossing the highway. What happens to the car's kinetic energy as it comes to rest?

  • physics - , Friday, June 4, 2010 at 8:24pm

    The brakes get hot and the tires and road surface get hot

  • physics - , Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 7:46pm

    Kinetic energy = 1/2 * mv^(2)
    Then when v decreases, the kinetic energy decreases as well

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