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Starting from rest, one car accelerates to a speed of 50

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 13E

Starting from rest, one car accelerates to a speed of 50 km/h, and another car accelerates to a speed of 60 km/h. Can you say which car underwent the greater acceleration? Why or why not?

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Initially both car's at rest, Initial velocity of the car 1,u1=0 m/s Initial velocity of the car 2,u2=0 m/s Final velocity of the car 1,v =50 km/h 1 Final velocity of the car 2,v 260 km/h Now acceleration of the car 1, vu a= t 50 = 60×60 =0.0138 m /s 2 Now acceleration of the car 2, vu a= t 60 = 60×60 =0.0166 m /s 2 Acceleration of car 2 is greater than acceleration of 1 Because Change in velocity is more of car 2 than car 1

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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