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    stopping a car

    how is the stopping distance of a car related to its speed? is it because f=m*a, so if it has a higher velocity the force will be greater?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyc418 View Post
    how is the stopping distance of a car related to its speed? is it because f=m*a, so if it has a higher velocity the force will be greater?
    More speed = More stopping distance needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyc418 View Post
    how is the stopping distance of a car related to its speed? is it because f=m*a, so if it has a higher velocity the force will be greater?
    2ax = v^2 - u^2 for constant acceleration.
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