A car turns a corner with a radius of curvature of 18.2 m while braking to reduce its speed. If the brakes generate an angular deceleration of 0.7 rad/s2 what is the magnitude of the acceleration of the car half way through the corner when the car's linear speed is 4.2 m/s?
[Specify units of 'm/s2' in your answer.]
hey thanks that worked
now how did you come up with that equation? is that a defined equation in a text book?
or did you simply know that adding the tangential acceleration with the centripetal acceleration by means of Pythagorus would result in acceleration?
THe car experiences 2 types of acceleration ie tangential a and centripetal a (towards the centre) . So its resultant acceleration would be the vector sum of the 2 accelerations . Phythagoras would give you the result since the 2 accelrations are 90 to each other .
Originally Posted by jddery