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a. What constant acceleration, in SI units, must a car

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Problem 41P

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.

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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 .

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Textbook: Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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Author: Randall D. Knight
ISBN: 9780321740908

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