A huge tractor and a Tesla full of school children come driving along a winding
mountain road, in opposite directions. The tractor has a speed of 40.0km/h
and the car zooms along with 80.0 km/h. The Tesla suddenly comes around a
corner, sees the tractor, and they both immediately start braking, both with
constant accelerations of 5.00 m/s2
(opposite to their directions of motion).
a) If the initial distance between the two is 60.0 m, do they hit each other? If
so, where, and with what relative speed on impact? If not, what is the distance
between the two when they both stop?
In fact, it takes both of them 0.50 s to react to seeing each other, so they only
start braking 0.50 s after the car comes round the corner.
b) What is the answer to the questions in a) in this case?
Posted on Sep 06, 2017, by Physicshelpnow |