A car moving along a straight highway with a speed of 126 km h-1 is brought to a stop within a distance of 200 m. What is the retardation of the car (assumed uniform), and how long does it take for the car to stop?
Initial velocity of the car, u = 126 km/h = 35 m/s Final velocity of the car, v = 0
Distance covered by the car before coming to rest, s = 200 m Retardation produced in the car = a
From third equation of motion, a can be calculated as:
From first equation of motion, time (t) taken by the car to stop can be obtained as: