Problem: A motorist drives along a straight road at a constant speed of 15.0 m/s. Just as she passes a parked motorcycle police officer the officer starts to accelerate at 2.00 m/s2 to overtake her. Assuming that the officer maintains this acceleration (a) determine the time interval required for the police officer to reach the motorist. Find (b) the speed and (c) the total displacement of the officer as he overtakes the motorist.

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A motorist drives along a straight road at a constant speed of 15.0 m/s. Just as she passes a parked motorcycle police officer the officer starts to accelerate at 2.00 m/s2 to overtake her. Assuming that the officer maintains this acceleration (a) determine the time interval required for the police officer to reach the motorist. Find (b) the speed and (c) the total displacement of the officer as he overtakes the motorist.

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