Problem: Frieght trains can produce only relatively small accelerations and decelerations. (a) What is the final velocity of a freight train that accelerates at a rate of 0.0500 m/s2 for 8.00 min, starting with an initial velocity of 4.00 m/s? (b) If the train can slow down at a rate of 0.550 m/s2, how long will it take to come to stop from this velocity? (c) How far will it travel in each case? 

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The kinematics equations we may use include:

 vf = v0 +atx= (vf+v02)tx= v0t+12at2 vf2= v02 +2ax

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Frieght trains can produce only relatively small accelerations and decelerations. 


(a) What is the final velocity of a freight train that accelerates at a rate of 0.0500 m/s2 for 8.00 min, starting with an initial velocity of 4.00 m/s? 

(b) If the train can slow down at a rate of 0.550 m/s2, how long will it take to come to stop from this velocity? 

(c) How far will it travel in each case? 

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