Posted by Maryam on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 8:26am.
Problem 4 Speedy car, driving at 30 m/s. The driver suddenly observes a slowmoving van 155 m ahead traveling at 5 m/s in the same direction. The driver of the car immediately applies the brakes causing a constant acceleration of 2 m/s2 in a direction opposite to the cars velocity.
a) After the driver of the car applies the brakes, at what time the car will collide with the van?
b) Take x= 0 at the location of the car when the brakes applied, where does the collide with the van?

Physics  bobpursley, Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 8:43am
if the collide, they have traveled the same distance in the same time.
distance van=155+5t
distancecar=30t1/2 *2*t^2
set them equal, solve for time t.
then using t, solve for car distance.

Physics  Anonymous, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:15pm
t = 10.5 s
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