posted by savannah on .
A hockey puck is hit on a frozen lake and starts moving with a speed of 10.6 m/s. Five seconds later, its speed is 6.10 m/s.
(a) What is its average acceleration?
(b) What is the average value of the coefficient of kinetic friction between puck and ice?
(c) How far does the puck travel during this 5.00 s interval?
a. a = (Vf - Vo) / t,
a = (6.1 - 10.6) / 5 = -0.9m/s^2.
c. d = (Vf^2 - Vo^2) / 2a,
d = ((6.1)^2 - (10.6)^2) / -1.8 = 41.8m.