posted by Allison on .
A car's engine can accelerate a car from rest to 30 m/s in 6 s. if the car's mass is 1300 kg, what is the power of the engine?
can someone give me the answer because i just want to verify it with my own?
the answer i got is 288600W
power= work/time= 1/2 m v^2 / tune
I don't get that result.
can you tell me exactly what you did instead of just giving me the formula?
please and thank you
To expand upon bobpursley's solution:
P = W/t =(1/2 m v^2)/t = (m v^2)/(2t)
m = 1300 kg, v = 30 m/s, t = 6 s
The work is equal to the change in kinetic energy, which, since it started from rest, is simply (1/2) m v^2
The formula given is the definition of power.