In this problem, we are required to calculate the distance covered by a decelerating object before stopping given its initial velocity, v0 and the time elapsed, t.
This is a Kinematics problem since it mentions initial velocity, v0, acceleration, a, distance covered Δx, and time, t.
We'll follow the following simple steps!
We need to remember the four UAM (kinematic) equations in order to solve the problem. These are:
A car slows down uniformly from a speed of 18.0 m/s to rest in 5.50 s. How far did it travel in that time?
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