Physics (As Level) 12 Grade

2) An aircraft lands on a runway at a speed of 40 meters per second (ms^-1) and brakes to a halt in a distance of 860m. Calculate a) The Braking time. B) The deceleration of the aircraft.

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  1. a=v²/2s
    v= v₀-at
    v=0
    t= v₀/a

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  2. Not really helping much. A slightly worked example would be effective. But thanks anyway.

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  3. a=v²/2s = 40²/2•860=0.93 m/s²
    v= v₀-at
    v=0
    t= v₀/a =40/0.93 =43.01 s.

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  4. Yes, thank you. I worked it out, after a few minutes. Anyway, thank's a lot :)

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