Problem 41P

a. What constant acceleration, in SI units, must a car have to go from zero to 60 mph in 10 s?

b. What fraction of g is this?

c. How far has the car traveled when it reaches 60 mph? Give your answer both in SI units and in feet.

Solution

Step 1 of 3

A. To find the acceleration we use the formula

where is the acceleration, is the velocity and is the time

From the given data . Where one mile per hour is equal to kilometer per hour and one hour is equal to .