1. Physics Clarification

A 100 N force applied by the brakes stops a car traveling at an initial velocity of 25 km/ hr. Solve for mass.
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I'm getting a negative mass, so I must be doing something wrong.

$\displaystyle v = V_0 t + 1/2 a t^2$
$\displaystyle 0= (6.94 m/s * 15 seconds) + (.5)(a)(15)^2$

$\displaystyle 104.1 + 125a$

Which simplifies to $\displaystyle -.93 m/s$

I plug that into $\displaystyle F= ma$

so...

$\displaystyle 100= (m)(-.93)$

Which comes out to -107.53

2. Originally Posted by Caturdayz
A 100 N force applied by the brakes stops a car traveling at an initial velocity of 25 km/ hr in 15 seconds. Solve for mass.
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I'm getting a negative mass, so I must be doing something wrong.

$\displaystyle v = V0t + 1/2at^2$
$\displaystyle 0= (6.94 m/s * 15 seconds) + (.5)(a)(15)^2$

$\displaystyle 104.1 + 125a$

Which simplifies to $\displaystyle -.93 m/s$

I plug that into $\displaystyle F= ma$

so...

$\displaystyle 100= (m)(-.93)$

Which comes out to -107.53
HI

using $\displaystyle v=u+at$

$\displaystyle 0=6.94+a(15)$

$\displaystyle a=-0.463 ms^{-2}$

Negative here means deceleration .

$\displaystyle F=ma$

$\displaystyle 100=m(0.463)\Rightarrow m=216 kg$

Force here is used to produce a deceleration .

3. Originally Posted by Caturdayz
A 100 N force applied by the brakes stops a car traveling at an initial velocity of 25 km/ hr. Solve for mass.
_

I'm getting a negative mass, so I must be doing something wrong.

$\displaystyle v = V_0 t + 1/2 a t^2$
$\displaystyle 0= (6.94 m/s * 15 seconds) + (.5)(a)(15)^2$

$\displaystyle 104.1 + 125a$

Which simplifies to $\displaystyle -.93 m/s$

I plug that into $\displaystyle F= ma$

so...

$\displaystyle 100= (m)(-.93)$

Which comes out to -107.53
Do you realise that $\displaystyle a = {\color{red}-} \frac{100}{m}$ ....?

4. Originally Posted by Caturdayz
A 100 N force applied by the brakes stops a car traveling at an initial velocity of 25 km/ hr. Solve for mass.
_

I'm getting a negative mass, so I must be doing something wrong.

$\displaystyle v = V_0 t + 1/2 a t^2$
$\displaystyle 0= (6.94 m/s * 15 seconds) + (.5)(a)(15)^2$

$\displaystyle 104.1 + 125a$

Which simplifies to $\displaystyle -.93 m/s$

I plug that into $\displaystyle F= ma$

so...

$\displaystyle 100= (m)(-.93)$

Which comes out to -107.53
Post the entire question before proceeding with you work. That way we don't have to work out what you have omitted ourselves.

CB

5. Sorry I thought I had come back and put the time back into the question.

Regardless, Mr. Fantastic answered my question, thanks.

For some reason the fact that this was deceleration completely slipped my mind.

6. Originally Posted by Caturdayz
A 100 N force applied by the brakes stops a car traveling at an initial velocity of 25 km/ hr. Solve for mass.
_

I'm getting a negative mass, so I must be doing something wrong.

$\displaystyle v = V_0 t + 1/2 a t^2$
$\displaystyle 0= (6.94 m/s * 15 seconds) + (.5)(a)(15)^2$

$\displaystyle 104.1 + 125a$

Which simplifies to $\displaystyle -.93 m/s$

I plug that into $\displaystyle F= ma$

so...

$\displaystyle 100= (m)(-.93)$

Which comes out to -107.53
$\displaystyle v = V_0 t + 1/2 a t^2$
$\displaystyle 0= (6.94 m/s * 15 seconds) + (.5)(a)(15)^2$

this is wrong.

it should be

$\displaystyle x = u t + 1/2 a t^2$

where
x= displacement
u= inital velocity.

and you cant have x=0 because the car was initally moving.

7. Originally Posted by BabyMilo
$\displaystyle v = V_0 t + 1/2 a t^2$
$\displaystyle 0= (6.94 m/s * 15 seconds) + (.5)(a)(15)^2$

this is wrong.

it should be

$\displaystyle x = u t + 1/2 a t^2$

where
x= displacement
u= inital velocity.

and you cant have x=0 because the car was initally moving.
The required equation is most likely meant to be $\displaystyle v = u + at$.

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